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Tri-hospital softball tourney set for Saturday

St. Mary’s and Clearwater Valley Hospital and Clinics CEO Lenne Bonner (left) and Syringa Hospital CEO Abner King (right) prepare for their employees to battle it out on the ball field this Saturday. Sept. 8.

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St. Mary’s and Clearwater Valley Hospital and Clinics CEO Lenne Bonner (left) and Syringa Hospital CEO Abner King (right) prepare for their employees to battle it out on the ball field this Saturday. Sept. 8. Contributed photo



— GRANGEVILLE — Are you ready to participate in America’s favorite pastime? That’s right, baseball. Or softball in this case.

This Saturday, Sept. 8, the first Tri-Hospital Employee Softball Tournament will be held with all proceeds going to local search and rescue organizations. The event is set for the Grangeville Lions Park ball field.

The event is lightheartedly named “Clash of the Quacks” and will be a round robin softball tournament with employees from Syringa Hospital and Clinics in Grangeville, St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics in Cottonwood, and Clearwater Valley Hospital and Clinics in Orofino.

Abner King, Syringa CEO and Lenne Bonner, St. Mary’s and Clearwater Valley CEO said they proudly support the efforts of their employees who arranged this friendly competition between the facilities to benefit a common cause.

“What excites me the most is that the event was organized by employees of all three organizations,” said King.

“I am pleased that the administration of the hospitals are able to work together to support this cause and the efforts behind it,” he added.

“I think this is a great opportunity for our hospitals to come together to support a good cause while getting to know each other a little better as well,” Bonner stated. “Thanks to all who organized such a fun event for our employees and their families.”

The events will kick off at 2 p.m. on Sept. 8, with a kids relay (teams of four) race. There is no charge for participation in the kids “Base Race” and donations are welcome. At 3 p.m., a Home Run Derby for participants 16 years of age and older and the winner keeps half of the entry fees. Anyone can participate in either of these events and they do not have to be affiliated with any of the hospitals. The tournament games begin at 4 p.m., and the community is encouraged to come out to the Lions field in Grangeville to cheer for their favorite team.

The schedule is as follows:

•4 p.m. — St. Mary’s Hospital vs. Clearwater Valley Hospital

•5:45 p.m. — Syringa Hospital vs. Clearwater Valley Hospital

•7:30 p.m. — Syringa Hospital vs. St. Mary’s Hospital



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