Sunny Sluggers Make a Surprising Comeback at the 2021 Community Day!

The softball crew posing together

Marquette, MIAugust 9, 2021 – Community Day came back swinging this year on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. Featuring food, music, and softball games, this yearly event turned out to be a roaring success. Taking place at the Lions Field in Marquette, the day turned out to be even more exciting than anticipated.

The Sunny Sluggers
The Sunny Sluggers

Sports featured a total of six, intense softball games. The Sunny Sluggers, the team for mediaBrew Communication, faced off against the Township Trashers, representing the Marquette Township, in a one-on-one scrimmage match. The Township Trashers looked like they had it in the bag with a 1-6 lead on the Sluggers, but the Sunny Sluggers made a fierce comeback in the second half of the game. The final score finished with 9-7, with the Sunny Sluggers taking home the trophy.

Following the skirmish, a Round Robin-style tournament took place. Three teams faced off against each other, including the he Marquette Fire Dept, Park Chiropractic, and a group of self-sponsored high school graduates, the Goobers. After a series of five games with each team playing each other, the Goobers came out on top. Park Chiropractic took 2nd, and Marquette Fire Dept took 3rd.

Three musical acts performed throughout the event, giving everyone a good reason to celebrate. Eddie and the Bluesers played early afternoon, followed by Iron Daisy in the late afternoon. The evening wrapped up with the Maynards, playing out the day until 10 pm on Saturday.

Brats, Burgers, Pop, and more were served at the event by Super One Foods. So popular was the tent that they eventually sold out on all their stock. As a thank you to the community, Super One Foods will be donating $1500 to the Township.

 

Gathered together for live music
Gathered together for live music

Double Trouble kept the kids entertained during the event with a pair of wildly popular inflatables. The Fire Department and Sheriff’s office both turned out with displays of their vehicles, as well as an ambulance.

The Salvation Army made a showing, taking donations at the Sunny Ford Flex of non-perishable goods to donate to the local food bank. Thank you also to TV6 News for helping sponsor the event.

This year’s Community Day event was a roaring success thanks to its sponsors’ dedication and the passion of the Marquette Community. Thank you to everyone who attended the event, and we look forward to next year!

 

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Knute Olson