3rd Annual Screwball Tournament Raises Over $3000 For Alzheimer Association

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New Haven, Mo. – The third annual New Haven Care Center Co-ed Screwball tournament, held last weekend, August 1-2 raised over $3000 for the Alzheimer’s Association.

“Once again we had an amazing turnout with a full bracket of 10 teams.  Thank you to everyone who played as well as volunteered their time and helping to make this year a huge success”, said New Haven Care Center Administrator Dottie Pataky.

“Thank you to Deppe Farm for the use of the pig Friday night and Quick News Now for all their coverage and a very big thanks to our tournament sponsors:  Citizens, Fitness 24/7, Pepsi, Sharpe Painting, BMI Technologies, Pratts Pharmacy, Branson Construction, Hers and His, Brown Shoe, and Schroeder Pharmacy.

When a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, the effects on the family can be overwhelming. The reality that someone you love doesn't know who you are and is no longer the person they use to be is devastating to their friends and family.

No one sees these things more than those who work at the New Haven Care Center, but they are doing their part as they hosted the third Annual Co-Ed Screwball Tournament to raise funds for the Alzheimer's Association.

They will also be participating in “The Walk to End Alzheimer’s" on September 6 at the Washington City Pavilion.

If you would like to join their team, the “Unconditionals”, or make a donation click here for information about making a donation or to register online.You can also register in person on the day of the walk at 8 a.m.  Opening ceremony will begin at 9 a.m. with the walk beginning at 9:30 a.m.  Click here for more information about the event.

Mark your calendars for October 10th as the New Haven Care Center will be hosting a Halloween Themed Trivia Night at the New Haven American Legion with all proceeds to benefit the Alzheimer's Association.  More details will be announced in September.

Tournament Sponsors:

Citizens, Fitness 24/7, Pepsi, Sharpe Painting, BMI Technologies, Pratts Pharmacy, Branson Construction, Hers and His, Brown Shoe, and Schroeder Pharmac and thank you to Deppe Farm for the use of the pig Friday night.

About Screwball

Screwball is a game with “laws” that includes “no whining or crying”, “rules are as is”, and “let’s drink and fun!”

The moniker fits it well; the rules are different in each inning and if you forget what inning you’re in, too bad.

What makes Screwball so much fun is whether you can crush a ball out of the park or slap a line drive up the middle, the game is designed for players of all skill levels.  In fact, if a guy hits a home run he is out.

There are five innings, each with different rules.  The first inning is regular slow pitch, except you have to run the bases backwards and all 10 players on the team must bat during their half of the inning.

This year the second inning was “T-ball with a twist.” Again everyone on the team bats, but before they can bat, they must spin around with their head on the bat three times.

Put away the bats for the third inning, because it is time for an inning of kickball.  The only added rule is you can get someone out by hitting them with the ball.

The fourth inning was rag ball. Instead of the normal 44/375 core softball, a “rag ball” was used. Players in the field were not allowed to use gloves in this inning, but had to catch the ball in their bare hands.

The fifth and final inning was “Beer Bases.” Each team had to place a cooler full of age appropriate drinks between Home Plate and 1st base.

As the batter ran from Home Plate to 1st base they had to grab a drink out of the cooler, open and begin to drink it as they played the inning. Spilling the drink was acceptable but dropping the beverage would send you back to the dugout.