Alamosa softball tournament will honor Aycia Riggs
The inaugural Alycia Riggs Memorial Co-ed Softball Tournament will be held Labor Day weekend on Saturday, Sept. 5, through Monday, Sept. 7, at the Lee Softball Complex in Alamosa.
The event is sponsored by Alamosa Parks and Recreation, the Rubi Slipper, and Skiball’s.
According to Beez Schell and Jes Jolly, organizers of the event, the tournament will honor Riggs, who was killed in an accident in February at the age of 30. Riggs had been a student at Adams State University and served as an Adams State police officer. She was living and working in Grand County at the time of her death.
“Riggs had a personality that was larger than life and a way of touching everyone she met,” Schell said.
All proceeds of the tournament will benefit a trust fund for Riggs’ young daughter.
“We all know that she would have shown us the same compassion if roles were reversed,” Jolly said.
All tournament staff will volunteer their time and effort to umpire, keep score, sell concessions, etc.
Prizes will be awarded for first and second place. The event will include a homerun derby. The tournament will abide by ASA rules, hit your own balls, no bat restrictions, a 14 player roster maximum, and minimum age for players is 16.
Cost for teams is $250 with a three game minimum. Team registration deadline is Wednesday, Sept. 2. Cash, check (payable to City of Alamosa), or credit cards are accepted. To register, visit http://www.AlamosaRec.org, or at the Alamosa Family Recreation Center, located at 2222 Old Sanford Rd., Alamosa, Colo., or call 719-589-2105.
Live music will be provided by DJ Jesse Jess, and gourmet concessions will be available. The tournament will include After Parties at the Rubi Slipper on Friday and Saturday nights.
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