3rd Annual Lawson Bo Brandon Tournament underway
The third annual Lawson Bo Brandon Baseball and Softball Tournament is set to kick off April 12th in Bossier Parish with the Baseball Division being held this weekend and the Softball Division starting April 18th.
Games were originally scheduled to begin Thursday night, April 11th at Walbrook, Benton and Haughton fields for pool play. They were rescheduled to Friday night however, due to the recent rain moving through the area. Local league baseball teams ranging from 7-8 to 13-14, will begin bracket play in the tournament Saturday afternoon.
The Softball Division will play April 18th through April 22nd in Haughton at the Lawson Bo Brandon Sport Complex. The tournament was divided up last year to accommodate for the growing number of teams that participate in helping support the Lawson Bo Brandon Fund. 100% of all funds raised go toward the fund which provide for a variety of local child oriented endeavors.
The tournament was started in 2011, after 8- yearold Lawson died as the result of an ATV accident in December of 2010. His parents Jerry and Kristen Brandon of Haughton actively participate each year in conducting the tournament in honor of Lawson and in helping to carry on his love of the game.
Teams are still being taken for next week’s Softball portion. The tournament is open for league teams only. The rosters turned in prior to the tournament must be league rosters. No travel teams please. For more information contact Tina Giese at 318-286-8063.