A bottle and can drive to support the charities associated with the Kevin Siddall Invitational baseball tournament was an overwhelming success Saturday.
“It was a little more than we bargained for,” said Mark Rajsigl, one of the tournament organizers from the Windsor Stars baseball club. “It was pretty steady for the four hours we were out there.”
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The sixth annual Kevin Siddall invitational was set for June 12-14 until it had to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
To date, the tournament has raised $64,000 for Ronald McDonald House, Childcan and WE Care for Kids as a tribute to 14-year-old Kevin who died of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2014.
Rajsigl and other members of the tournament committee wanted to do something positive to fight the pandemic and decided on a can/bottle drive to raise money for the charities they normally support through baseball.
While he was still counting and sorting Sunday, Rajsigl said they had already unloaded a truck filled with 1,100 beer cases and another with 5,000 wine or liquor bottles.