Hundreds of little league baseball players turned out for the 17th annual Scott Tokessy Memorial Gold Glove Tournament held in Kanata from Aug. 3 to 5.
Five of the 34 teams competing in the nation’s largest little league tournament were from south Ottawa. Games were held at seven ball diamonds in Kanata. To date, the charity baseball tournament has raised $255,000 for CHEO’s cardiology department to fund research and the purchase of equipment.
Fred Bartlet, former chairperson of CHEO, accepted a cheque for $10,000 from this year’s event on behalf of the children’s hospital.
The tournament started in 1996 in memory of 11-year-old Scott Tokessy, who died three days before his 12th birthday from an irregular heart beat after hitting a home run during a baseball game.