Canadian Fastball Tournament kicks off Tuesday

Posted On Monday August 12, 2019

Kitchener – Beginning Aug. 13, the U19 Canadian Women’s Fastball Championship tournament kicks off in Kitchener. The tournament, which runs through Aug. 18, takes place at Peter Hallman Ball Yard, 220 Hayward Ave., and features the best women’s softball teams from across Canada.

“On behalf of the city and my fellow members of council, I’d like to welcome the athletes, their families and supporters to the region,” said Ward 2 Councillor Dave Schnider. “This is such an exciting event to be a part of. I encourage residents to come out and cheer on these tremendous young women as they battle to be the best in Canada.”

The opening ceremonies start at 6:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 13, though games will begin earlier that day at 8 a.m. The gold medal game is scheduled to take place on Sunday Aug. 18 at 4:30 p.m., which will be followed by the closing ceremonies, medal presentations to the top three teams (gold, silver and bronze) as well as championship awards and presentation of individual awards.

Spectators can buy tickets at the gate. Weekly, daily and evening daily passes are available and children under 12 are free.

Funding for this event has been provided by the Government of Ontario.

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