Volunteers make event successful

Thor Nelson


Where do I start? 46 teams descended on the soon to be completed Scheels Complex (currently South Hill Complex). 92 games in 48 hours is no small feat. Add in mid-summer heat for our June tournament and it makes for a more than difficult, almost impossible task!

But the families of the Minot Storm and Minot Girls Fastpitch were more than up to the task. From countless volunteers driving carts to shuttle people to and from the fields, families braving the heat to attend and cheer for their favorite players and coaches who volunteer their time to help these young ladies learn the game we all love. Add in the Minot Parks staff working overtime and then some to keep the complex looking great all weekend and Trinity Sports Medicine treating athletes for various injuries and helping them deal with the Las Vegas heat all weekend. Visit Minot helping coordinate another Minot Storm Tournament. Umpires who gave up their Father’s Day weekend to work every single block of games in the heat! Family members who volunteer to set up and tear down as well as sell shirts and raffle tickets for the girl’s fastpitch program. Volunteers shuttling umpires to and from fields and making sure there was adequate hydration available!

These tournaments do not happen without the help and cooperation of many moving parts. Thank you to the Minot Girls Fastpitch board, the Minot Storm families and friends, umpires, Minot Parks, Trinity Sports Medicine and the many teams that traveled from near and far to attend the Minot Storm Invitational! The 2022 tournament is in the books. This year’s tournament was a tremendous success! We are already looking forward to the 2023 Minot Storm Invitational and we hope to see everyone back in the Magic City!


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