The late Mayor Michael A. Guido, sporting his softball best.
DEARBORN – The public is invited to attend the first-ever Michael A. Guido Charity Softball Tournament Oct. 9.
The three-game tournament will raise funds for the Michael A. Guido Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund of the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute. The late mayor died of the disease on Dec. 5, 2005.
“We hope that this will become an annual tradition, one that will both honor Mayor Guido’s memory and help to fund cancer research. He was all about helping people, so that part of the tournament is great tribute to him,” said Patty Johnson-Maurier, the event’s organizer.
Games will be held at King Boring Field, on the campus of the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center, 15801 Michigan Ave.
Admission is free; however, donations to the fund will be accepted at the gate. Refreshments will be available for purchase.
City of Dearborn employees – most of whom worked with Guido for years – will make up the co-ed teams.
Game One starts at 4:30 p.m. and pits Dearborn firefighters against Dearborn Recreation Department staff. Game Two starts at 6 p.m., with Dearborn police officers battling a mixed team of City of Dearborn Television (CDTV) employees and staff and other city departments and divisions.
The tournament’s championship game – with the winners of the first two contests – will begin at 7:30 p.m.