Cyclops Field Of Dreams Hosts Softball Tournament Fundraiser

  • 4/14/2018 5:25:21 PM
  • WMFD Staff
  • Local News

MANSFIELD, OH - A softball tournament was held at Cyclops Field of Dreams on Saturday in memory of fallen Mansfield Police Officer Brian Evans as well as former softball player and coach Ron Laughlin.

The tournament, festively named the "Turkey Tourney Softball Tournament," was originally supposed to be held in November but wound up being rescheduled due to weather.

In the tournament's opening ceremony, Officer Evans' daughter Tess threw out the first pitch. The Mansfield Police Department was also present for the start of the tournament, showing support by bringing in their cruisers for the opening ceremony, and even playing as a team during the first round of games.

The event also served as a fundraiser for Cyclops Field of Dreams. Local sponsors raised money for each team's shirts as well as the food, and people donated money and gift baskets to be raffled off.

Jenni Yoder, current lease-holder for Cyclops Field, initially volunteered to clean and maintain the field upon learning that local Middle School students didn't have a field to play on. She and her husband took on the responsibility of mowing the fields and maintaining the restrooms and dugout areas, among other things.

She said that last year she was able to purchase a new mound for Field One with money raised by local citizens and she hopes to be able to purchase one for Field Three as well.

More Local News

Our top stories from around the area
  • Serious Injuries In 3-Vehicle Crash On U.S. Route 250

    • 2/19/2019 9:18:28 AM
    • Joe Lyons
    • Local News

    Ohio Highway Patrol, Ashland EMS, Jeromesville Fire Department, and Jeromesville EMS responded to a 3-vehicle accident on U.S. Route 250, just West of the intersection of State Route 89, around 3:45 pm Monday afternoon.

  • Progress Report On Flood Mitigation Project At Board Meeting

    • 2/19/2019 8:36:16 PM
    • Jenna Ramolt
    • Local News

    At Tuesday night's Mansfield City Schools Board of Education meeting, Mansfield City Engineer Bob Bianchi gave a presentation on the next steps in the Touby Run Flood Mitigation Project and explained how Mansfield City Schools will be involved.

Local News

More stories from around the area