By Jill Bellefontaine
The 33rd Annual Sheet Harbour 48-Hour Ball Tournament took place over the August 17th weekend this year. It kicked off at 5pm on Friday as it does every year. The rain held off until supper time on Saturday, and despite the torrential rain that came crashing down on Saturday evening, the games went on.
The Sheet Harbour Rockets Association started the tournament in 1985 at the Sheet Harbour Rockets Field. After only operating for a few years the tournament had become so popular that it had to be hosted between the Rockets field and the Snowmobile Club and would accept as many as 40 teams for their 48-hour tournament.
Tanya Malay of Sheet Harbour, who is heavily involved in organizing and running this tournament said, “Funds raised at this tournament pay for upgrades to the field and help pay the portion of the Summer Students Grants that aren’t covered by the Government. The money from this weekend’s funds will go towards new shingles and hopefully two new canteen windows for the upper part of the clubhouse.” This fundraiser is funded solely by team registration fees.
This weekend’s top two teams were the Marlin’s from Musquodoboit Harbour took home first place. Summerside Raiders took home second place.