Arnie Isberg tournament raises over $19,000 for Hospital Foundation

The 5th Annual Arnie Isberg One-Pitch tournament at the Taylor ball diamonds. Photo by Chris Newton.

TAYLOR, B.C. – A weekend softball tournament in Taylor has raised over $19,000 towards the Fort St. John Hospital Foundation’s Cancer Diagnostic and Treatment Fund.

This year saw the largest showing in the tournament’s five-year history, with 24 teams in competition split up into three divisions. In the finals on Sunday afternoon, D. Crew ended up taking the title in the A Division against McGlovin, Victorious Secret did, in fact, end up victorious in the B Division, while B&C Rail took the C Division title.

Hospital foundation spokesperson Jessica Kalman says that organisers nearly doubled their $10,000 goal, raising a total of over $19,000. Kalman added that every single team that won money donated it back to the hospital. In the past five years, the tournament has helped raise over $60,000 for the hospital.