J.R. Rardon photo The inaugural Bayshore Home Health Challenge Cup to take place at the Parksville Community Park diamond June 8 will feature a slo-pitch match between a senior women’s team and a senior men’s team.

Slow-pitch battle of the sexes set for Parksville

Unstoppable senior women to take on men’s over-70 team

Parksville will have its version of the “Battle of the Sexes.”

The inaugural Bayshore Home Health Challenge Cup slated for Friday, June 8 at the Parksville Community Park diamond will feature a slo-pitch match between a senior women’s team and a senior men’s team.

“The Oceanside communities are in for a unique experience.” says Randy White, organizer for Parksville’s first challenge cup. The ladies squad, known as Unstoppable, consist of players age 60 to 70 years old. They are no pushovers, accordin to White, who organizes the indoor seniors slo-pitch league at Arbutus Meadows.

“I have been watching them and they are darn good,” said White. “I thought it would be good to profile these ladies and pit them against the men’s over-70 team. They are keen to show that women in their 60s and 70s are as as competitive as ever and participation in this slow pitch challenge can show that good health and agility is not hindered by age.”

As well, White said, it would also be good to feature the senior men to the community.

“We get to show that softball is not limited to people under-50,” said White. “It will show that this kind of activity is available to people who are in their 60s, 70s, and 80s. We have people 80 years old still playing.”

White said it’s going to be a fun game as the ladies are excited to see whether the men “have the stamina” to play seven innings against them

The men’s team, told White, “we are not as good as we once were but we are as good once as we ever were and we are going to show it on the eighth.”

A special umpire was selected for the challenge. White said the men asked for Steve Gilmour, a quality and qualified umpire from Parksville but the Gals wanted a lady umpire as well.

“Thanks to much research by the gals they have secured the services of a qualified lady ump from Quebec” said White.

Dier La Francois will be in town on June 8 and is well known as a very good umpire. White said she will ensure the guys get no special breaks from Gilmour.

The game will start at 10:15 a.m. and the public is invited to come out and cheer.

Comments are closed

Just Posted

B.C. Supreme Court dismisses claim against Island Corridor Foundation

Snaw-Naw-As (Nanoose) First Nation was seeking return of reserve land as railway sits unused

Saanich woman says sexual assault was dismissed by police because of her ‘body language’

Patrol officers investigate sexual assault files, make decisions on what goes to Crown counsel

‘Tarantula moth’ spotted in broad daylight in Victoria

Polyphemus moths are one of the largest insects in B.C.

Man dies at temporary Duncan tent site for homeless

First Nations man died at The Mound site

Loaded gun, hundreds of rounds ammunition seized in Victoria

Victoria police focus on Project Burnside Gorge Connect

Man who rammed gate near Trudeau residence with truck faces multiple charges

The man, who police have not yet officially identified, will be charged with multiple offences

All community COVID-19 outbreaks declared over in B.C.

Abbotsford manufacturer cleared by Dr. Bonnie Henry

Kelowna RCMP commander calls for more nurses during wellness checks after complaint

Southeast District Commander wants to increase Police and Crisis Team program

Nanaimo RCMP issues warning about scam phone calls

Callers claiming to be government officials convince victims to buy Bitcoin

B.C. reopening but tourism facing long-term recovery, say Vancouver Island MLAs

B.C. Liberals criticize lack of planning, NDP says consultation and response happening

Minivan crashes into building in downtown Duncan

No word yet on the cause of the crash

‘Queue jumpers’ not welcome in B.C. as COVID-19 U.S. cases rise: Horgan

Premier Horgan said he’s heard concerns that Americans have stopped at Vancouver hotels instead of heading to their destination

Trio of Vancouver Island fire deparments respond to barn blaze

Oyster River, Courtenay and Campbell River fire departments all respond to incident

Most Read