Nursing homes to square off in softball tournament
by Jennifer Cohron
Apr 18, 2013 | 834 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Staff members of Cordova Health and Rehabilitation will be playing their peers at Shadescrest Health Care Center in a charity softball tournament next week.

Dana Long, social services director at the Cordova facility, said the game was first proposed as an in-house fundraiser for Relay for Life of East Walker.

“We love to play ball in Cordova, so we knew we could get together enough people to participate,” Long said.

Then employees at Shadescrest in Jasper heard about the game and issued a friendly challenge.

The two teams will face off Friday, April 26, at 4 p.m. at the Old Park in Cordova.

Long said representatives of another local long-term care facility are expected to attend the game and may challenge the winner of the tournament.

Players will pay $10, and general admission will be $2.

All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society.

The staff at Cordova have been preparing for the game by practicing in the courtyard on breaks.

“We’ve been putting on a show for the residents, and they seem to really enjoy it,” Long said.