June 8, 2011
EMERGENCY SERVICES SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT BENEFITS WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT
COLUMBIA, Tenn. — On Saturday May 28, Maury Regional Emergency Medical Services (EMS) hosted the Emergency Services Softball Invitational to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP). Softball teams representing EMS, police and fire departments from Maury and surrounding counties competed in the double-elimination tournament at Ridley Park in Columbia.
Maury Regional EMS, Columbia Police Department, Columbia Fire Department, Lewisburg Police Department, Marshall County EMS and Spring Hill Fire Department participated in the event, held in observance of Memorial Day. The Pledge of Allegiance, National Anthem and a moment of silence for fallen soldiers was presented by local Boy Scout Troop 114.
Columbia Fire Department was the tournament winner with Columbia Police Department placing second and Maury Regional EMS placing third.
The tournament yielded $1,700 in donations for the WWP, a national foundation providing services and programs to wounded veterans returning home from military service to ease their burdens and aid in the transition back to civilian life.
In addition to Maury Regional Medical Center, the tournament was sponsored by Marshall Medical Center and Legends Restaurant.