You can get your co-ed softball team signed up for an early season tournament by calling the Alton Parks and Recreation Department.  The inaugural Leroy Emerick Shake Off The Dust Tournament is planned for April 18 0 19 at Gordon Moore Park, and is open to teams from around the region.

Parks & Recreation Executive Director Michael Haynes tells The Big Z there is no limit on how many teams they will accept.

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Emerick has been one of softball’s biggest supporters in the Riverbend over the decades, and spearheaded the effort to bring state and national tournaments to Gordon Moore Park.  That tournament has been hosted by Alton for 30 years.  To sign up for the tournament or to learn more, call 463-3580.


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