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|Written by Pauline Dawson, photos by Wawa-news|
|Friday, 31 July 2009 01:56|
Friday, July 31st, 2009 - 05:56:29
She stands at the plate, bat in hand raised just above her shoulders, her feet planted firmly in the loose sand. Her eye is on the pitcher who raises his arm in the air and releases the ball. It goes up high but comes down quickly. Is it the right pitch this time? Will it land short of the plate? It looks good, her heart quickens, her hands tighten around the shaft of the bat and she swings as hard as she can. The familiar sound of hollow metal against something hard rings out and signals her feet to run towards the first basemen. Raised voices begin to chant, “run hard!” are heard behind her. Her feet hit the plate and in a millisecond the snap of the ball in the leather glove just beside her confirms her being safe at first. Turning around she sees the thumbs up of her teammates and the head of the pitcher looking down as he grips the ball for his next opponent up to bat.
This is just a small view of the excitement that goes on each week on Monday and Tuesday evenings at our local ball fields. Men and women have gathered together in teams to come and play mixed soft ball. If you haven’t come out to watch some local talents play, you should!
The Vikings, sponsored by the Viking Restaurant and Tavern, is just one of six locally sponsored teams in Wawa playing this year, and this year they’ve done something a bit different.
The team decided, with some protest from the men on the team I might add, to have their team shirts done in pink. After doing so the “Paint it Pink Canada” contest sponsored by the Avon Foundation for Women came to light. Avon Canada wants people from all over Canada to “Paint it Pink” and upload their images of what they’ve done onto their website at www.paintitpinkcanada.ca . Canadians will then have the opportunity to vote for their favourite image. For each vote that is declared online, Avon’s Foundation for Women will donate $2.00 up to a maximum of $500,000.00.
The image that accumulates the most votes will be declared Canada’s Favourite and the owners of the image are eligible to win prizes.
So Wawa, the Vikings Mixed Softball team challenges you to vote for their image and help fund Breast Cancer Research in Canada.