After a postponed start, the Vankleek Hill Softball League has gotten steam.
Coordinators of the blended softball association were at last ready to start play in mid-July. From that point forward, seven groups of 14 players each have been playing consistently every week.
Games are played on Tuesday and Thursday nights at the ball precious stone next to the Vankleek Hill Community Center. There is one game played on Tuesday nights and two on Thursday, with one group passing on every week.
With interest developing as more games are played, coordinators hope to have the option to add an eighth group to the association in 2022. Eight groups would permit two games to be played on Tuesdays too and each group would have the option to play each week.
“We’ve conversed with bunches of individuals and they are finding out about it, so they intend to participate,” said Derek Ravary, one of the coordinators of the group, alongside individual volunteers Mike Paquette and Justin Bromberg. “Ideally one year from now we can get up to eight groups and the more the better.”
Ravary said coordinators are exceptionally content with the quantity of players who joined, especially thinking about the entirety of the vulnerability of the period – including if there would even be a season.
End of the season games will be held during the two last a long time of September, so there is still a lot of standard season play left for 2021. While the groups are set, anybody keen on playing can experience the Vankleek Hill Softball League by offering to play as a substitute.
“Subs are consistently welcome,” Ravary said. “They can give me an email and I put them on the rundown and if a chief is missing players I will message them.”