McQuade softball tournament underway

BISMARCK — The 44th annual Sam McQuade Charity Softball Tournament started Friday with a record number of 464 teams participating. The three-day tournament features 15 different classes, from Women’s Recreational to Men’s Masters 50+.

There are 40 fields in use across seven complexes in Bismarck and Mandan with over 700 games to be played this weekend. Teams from all over the Midwest travel to the heart of North Dakota to take part.

The USA Patriots, formerly known as the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team, played the 2019 McQuade All-Star Tourney Team on Thursday to kick off the event.

Proceeds of this continuously growing tournament are distributed to local charities and organizations.

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