Travis Roy tourney whiffs up $615K

By

Last weekend, 32 teams gathered to compete in The Travis Roy Foundation WIFFLE Ball Tournament, raising over $615,000 for the foundation, which aims to benefit and raise awareness for people with spinal cord injuries.

Travis Roy, a former men’s hockey player at Boston University who now resides in Colchester with his family, was present at the event. Pat and Beth O’Connor of Essex hosted the event in their three backyard fields, Little Fenway, Little Wrigley and Little Field. The Essex-based Buckners beat the Boston Terriers 3-2, making them the first Vermont team to bring home a championship since 2004. Ryan Young of Essex Jct. was named the tournament MVP.

print-9

Bill “Spaceman” Lee rounds first base after hitting a homerun in the Celeb-Sponsor game last Friday night. (Photos by Kyle St. Peter)

print-22

Chris Iavorgna opens up the scoring for his Docksiders with a Grand Slam in the opening game at Little Fenway.

print-6

Recent Florida Panthers draft pick Ben Finkelstein swings for the fences at Little Fenway during the annual Celeb-Sponsor game.

print-20

Handshakes and high-fives are pictured after the Celeb-Sponsor game.

print-11

A young slugger takes a swing.