Drew Reynolds 10th annual softball tournament set for Memorial Day weekend
The 10th annual Drew Reynolds softball tournament will take place this Friday through Sunday at Memorial Park in Grass Valley.
Nevada County residents have made this event successful each year by coming out and celebrating Reynolds’ life and raising money for drug prevention and education. Funds raised by the weekend tourney for the most part go to adolescent drug prevention and education programs through Community Resource Recovery or CoRR. Funds have also supported drug prevention assemblies at the local high school, where Baylee, Reynolds’ oldest daughter, was able to speak on how you don’t have to be the one doing drugs for your life to be affected by them. The memorial fund also helps Anew Day, a nonprofit organization that offers counseling free of charge to the community. In addition to those programs, the funds have also aided a family pay for medical bills after a tragic accident paralyzed a young mother and another family with burial costs of their teenager, according to the foundation website, http://playingfordrew.com.
The public is invited to come watch the weekend event and be a part of this year’s festivities.
Reynolds was an avid softball player, soccer player, fisherman and all around great sportsman. He was also a father, husband and friend to many. He worked for the United Parcel Service for 12 years when he was killed Jan. 6, 2004, in an auto accident by a man driving while on methamphetamines.
The softball tournament honoring Reynolds has become a Memorial weekend tradition started by his brother-in-law, Mike Malarae. Originally, the fundraiser was created as a college fund for Reynolds’ young daughters, but thanks to generous support, it has grown into so much more.
If you would like to make a donation for the silent auction, please contact Michelle McCune at 530-205-5765. For information or questions regarding the event, call Mike or Kim Malarae at 530-274-3257 or visit http://playingfordrew.com.
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