RYEGATE, Vt. (WCAX) – Lots of Of people turned out for The primary annual Jack Candy Memorial Softball Event being held this weekend in Ryegate.
It honors Jack Candy, who died by suicide, a yr in the past. He was 22 yrs previous.
Candy was A properly acknowledged athlete who participated in pretty A pair of sports activities, collectively with snowmobile racing, fishing and extra. However his coronary heart was largest on the ball area. So his pals and teammates put collectively The two-day tournament To primarytain in thoughts the participant who wore the quantity 5 jersey.
“He was The Sort of baby who Can be excited seven hours earlier than a recreation. He was the nicest, biggest good friend I might ever ask for. He was On A daily basis there. He would On A daily basis go above and past,” said Zach Josler, a tournament organizer.
Josler says the objective is To Increase consciousness about psychological sickness and to let people know that melancholy can have an effect on anyone. The tournament continues Sunday at Mills Memorial area. Twelve teams are competing for first, second and third place prizes.
The organizers anticipate To Increase about $3,000 by way of entry costs and donations. All of the proceeds will revenue suicide prevention programming On the Clara Martin Center.
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