WILLIAMSPORT - Fifteen years ago when organizers began planning what would become the annual Women in Sports Slo-Pitch Softball Tournament, they decided only women would compete.
Vicki Sadehvandi, executive director of Citizens Assisting & Sheltering the Abused, said the tournament is still for women only. And the money raised - $174,000 in 14 years - still goes to CASA.
The 15th Annual Women in Sports Slo-Pitch Softball Tournament was held Saturday and Sunday at Pinesburg Softball Complex in Williamsport. It drew 28 teams from Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Delaware.
Jackie Kelley, co-director of the tournament, estimated that about 400 people, including fans, were at the fields over the weekend.
The other co-director, Paula Keser, said money is raised through sponsors, team entry fees, concessions, raffles, T-shirt sales and individual donations. She said she hoped to raise between $20,000 and $25,000 from the weekend's event.