Nearly $7,000 Raised at 3rd Wiffle for a Wish Tourney
The Union Street Athletic Complex in Bangor was the site for the third annual Wiffle for a Wish tournament.34 teams and over 170 players taking part in over 12 hours of wiffle ball.Money raised went to the Make a Wish Foundation which grants wishes to children who have life-threatening medical conditions. The event was organized by TV 5′s Wayne Harvey. A lot of prizes given away this year including a signed baseball by Red Sox pitcher Jonathan Papelbon and a kayak from Old Town Canoe.Wayne Harvey – Wiffle for a Wish Organizer”The weather has held out its been great weve had a lot of people that have showed up its been an absolute success. I couldn’t have asked for anything better.”"It’s the biggest tournament in the state and some people take this really seriosuly and that’s why we had two divisions because had people that really wanted to play seriously and some people who wanted to rearrange their weddings, that’s how seriously people take it.”Garth McNally – Team Wiffopotamus”I literally prepared the wedding for this day but my fiancee she didn’t want anything to do with it, she wanted it to be any other day than on the day of the wiffelball tournament so I gave her that one.”In all, the tournament brought in nearly $7,000 for make a wish. The team warning track power took home the championship. UMaine hockey goalie and Howland-native Josh Seeley was named the tourney’s most valuable player.