Over 60 people gathered at Washington Park Saturday afternoon to compete in the Throw To Beat Cancer horseshoe tournament. The event was organized by Rochelle Badback and Randi Williams with proceeds going to the local Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Williams who is employed at Castleview Hospital was nominated to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society board. She approached Badback, the CCR Horseshoe League director to help organize a tournament for the society. This was an easy request considering Williams and Badback are horseshoe partners.
The team was able to get 16 teams to participate in the event. Prizes for the top three teams were donated by Castleview Hospital, Streamline Auto Detailing, Groggs, Cowboy Club, C&E Tees and Johns Auto-Tech.
“We were very happy with the outcome,” explained Badback. “We were able to raise about $700 for the Lymphoma & Leukemia Society.” Badback added that not only were they happy about the outpouring of support from the players and local businesses, but they were happy to place in the top three as the first all female horseshoe team.
The recently added pits at Washington Park serve as a new and updated facility for horseshoe enthusiasts. “They are nice, but there are a few things that Price City needs to adjust to make them more user friendly,” explained Badback. “I hope that by meeting with local city officials, we can get these necessary adjustments made by spring.”
Badback also added that indoor facilities would be beneficial to the community. “I wish that an indoor facility could be established for local horseshoe players to play year round,” she stated. “With the holidays coming up, area horseshoe players could really contribute to several causes through hosting tournaments. It gives the local players an opportunity to compete and have fun while helping with community causes.”
Winners of the Throw To Beat Cancer Tournament:
First place – Corey Leavitt (cancer survivor) and Jarod Biondich.
Second place – Tommy Elkface and Rhett Popejoy.
Third place – Randi Williams and Rochelle Badback.