Special Olympics PEI taking on Canadian senior men's players tonight

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Home run derby to follow friendly game

A family-friendly fun evening in support of Special Olympics P.E.I. is taking place tonight in conjunction with the Canadian senior and master men’s fast pitch championships.

Beginning at 6 p.m. at Central Field Complex in Charlottetown, a fast pitch team made of up players participating in the championships will play a friendly game against Prince Edward Island’s Special Olympics softball team. The friendly will be played from 6 until 7 p.m.

Following the game, players from the participating senior and master men’s fast pitch teams will be taking part in a home run derby as each player vies for the chance to call himself the home run king. The derby begins at 7 p.m.

Admission to the game with the Special Olympics team and the home run derby is by donation with 100 per cent of gate admission going directly to Special Olympics P.E.I.

The nationals take place from Tuesday to Sunday at the Central Field Complex. The six-day event will see the best senior men’s fast pitch teams from across Canada competing for the chance to be called national champions. For the first time a masters (40 years and older) championship is being held in conjunction with the senior’s event.

Full event passes are still available for purchase ($49 each – includes one ticket to every round-robin and play-off game) online through the event website. Beginning Tuesday full event and individual day passes will be available for purchase at the event box office located at Central Field Complex.



Organizations: Special Olympics

Geographic location: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada

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