11/2/2018 1 Comment
Alpine PT stepped up to the plate for the 8th Annual Softball Showdown.
This event put the Northside neighborhood's sluggers face to face against the Westside neighborhood's softball studs in a casual-yet-competitive FUNdraiser where they gave their all one fine fall day on the softball diamond. They also give their best to help the event organizer, the North Missoula Community Development Center (NMCDC), make Missoula's Northside and Westside thriving neighborhoods.
The game's losing team gets to help the winning team in a service project, like planting trees or resurfacing playground equipment in the victorious team's neighborhood. This year, Alpine's Brace Hayden captained his hood's Northside sluggers to a "should-have-quit-while-we-were-ahead" defeat this year.
The game was scheduled as a 7 inning game, and Northside was ahead by 7 runs at the bottom of the 7th inning! That's when the game changed because Northside graciously agreed to extend the game another 2 innings in a too-kind neighborly fashion.
Well sports fans, blame it on the keg being closer to the Northside's dug out, or the impossible come-back grit of the Westsiders, but the outcome is that Northside will be helping the Westside with a service project of their liking this year.
Alpine PT was happy to support the NMCDC and this historic neighborhood rivalry in a healthy and sporty game for a great non-profit's outreach efforts and hopes to see a Northside victory in 2019!