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Swinging for Sammy Softball Tournament, Benefit


Friends of John Spiekhout are hosting a weekend of fun and fundraising at the first Swinging for Sammy Softball Tournament at the Three Oaks American Legion Post 204 Friday through Sunday, Sept. 9, 10 and 11.

The softball tournament and party will benefit John’s two-and-half year-old son, Sammy, who will be the beneficiary of the event. Teams will compete in a softball tournament and there will be food trucks all day Saturday, along with live bands, a corn bag tournament and a silent auction. Bands performing in the beer tent on Saturday evening will be Bone Naked from 5p.m. to 8 p.m. and Fusion from 9 p.m. until midnight.

The event was organized by John’s friends following his untimely death July 12, 2016. John was a U.S. Army veteran earning the rank of Sergeant. He served six tours of duty for his country, including a tour in Afghanistan. His friends wanted to give back and help lend continued support to his family, which includes son Sammy and fiancé Katie Tierney. There is also a Go Fund Me account on Facebook under the name of Katie and Sam.
The event will begin Friday at 5 p.m. until midnight, Saturday will be 11 a.m. until midnight and Sunday will be 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the American Legion Post, 204 Linden in Three Oaks.

For information, email Jeff Gearhart at militarybrats16@gmail.com.

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Linda Henderson
Correspondent Linda Henderson, AKA Lois Lane, has been passionate about staying on top of late breaking news, ongoing municipal projects and local social events for the past eighteen years. Prior to joining New Buffalo Times, she was a Realtor in Bucktown and Lincoln Park in Chicago, Il. She says, “Waking up and seeing the beauty of Lake Michigan everyday keeps me going, along with my labradoodle and sidekick, Scruffy.”