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Cleveland Rotary hosts 35th annual baseball/softball tournament

March 19, 2019

The 35th Annual Rotary Club of Cleveland Baseball/Softball tournament was a success, rotarians said.

The event received the support of the community through either participation or attendance at the event, a spokesperson for the Cleveland Rotary said.

“Whether your support involved purchasing an advertisement, entering a team, visiting our concession stand, umpiring a game, or simply supporting the teams as a spectator, you played a key part in the tournament’s success. You all truly hit a ‘home run’ with the Rotary Club of Cleveland,” said Tommie Daniel, club spokesperson. “We look forward to the 36th Annual Rotary Club of Cleveland Baseball/Softball tournament and hearing ‘Let’s Play Ball!’”

Every year, the club holds the tournament to raise funds for its scholarship program and other programs including “Don’t Meth with Me,” which is designed to teach young students the dangers of using methamphetamine and Rotary Youth Leadership Academy.

Advertisements purchased in the program fund the Rotary Club of Cleveland’s sponsorship of charitable programs, local and global service projects, and our local youth.

The teams from the surrounding area gained experience and prepared for future district games and post-season play.

“Liberty High School took home first place and baseball and Cleveland High school finished in first place in softball.”

marcus.gutierrez@chron.com