- Spring training is going strong in Arizona and Florida, but that's not the only place to swing a bat in February. Marisa Silvas caught up with some folks playing softball on a frozen lake."People truly look forward to this," says Nick MacDonald - Charity Softball Organizer.Softball in the snow. Not your typical winter activity. But one that brought a big group out to Arbor Vitae to give it a try.
MacDonald adds, "You have people out here that play softball once a year and this is the tournament they do it."" It's the first time I've seen softball played on the ice," adds Logan Murphy - a Lakeland Junior who was an umpire at the event. Playing on a frozen lake does provide some challenges.Jesse Anderson, one of the players explains, "It's more difficult on the snow. It's a different set of rules. It's like running in beach sand."The event isn't just about the love of the game. It's also hitting a home run for charity.Slo's Pub Owner Sue Slominski says, "The money goes for Cruisin For a Cause, which is a benefit for Angel on my Shoulder. So we try to do these added events to contribute to that." This was the third year of the tournament, and they raised a record $1650.
Written By: Marisa Silvas