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WCS alumni softball tourney to honor memory of coach Brent Bertrand

Members of the Warrensburg High School softball team pose recently inside a massive flower box created in memory of the late Brent Bertrand, former local softball coach, mentor and technology teacher. An alumni softball tournament is planned for Saturday June 16 to celebrate his life.

Members of the Warrensburg High School softball team pose recently inside a massive flower box created in memory of the late Brent Bertrand, former local softball coach, mentor and technology teacher. An alumni softball tournament is planned for Saturday June 16 to celebrate his life.

— Warrensburg High School is hosting a co-ed alumni softball tournament honoring the late Brent Bertrand, beloved school softball coach and technology teacher.

All alumni, particularly those from 1983 to the present year, are invited to participate in the tourney, set for Saturday June 16 on the athletic fields at the high school. Spectators are also encouraged to attend.

The tournament organizers are asking for a $25 donation from players, a sum that includes a commemorative T-shirt. Players are urged to register by June 8 with WCS coach Mary ann Bump at 63-2861, so appropriately sized T-shirts can be ordered.

All proceeds go to the Brent Bertrand Memorial Scholarship fund. Extra donations will gladly be accepted, event sponsors said.

Tournament play begins at 12:30 p.m. after a brief remembrance of Bertrand is offered. The tournament play is expected to conclude mid-afternoon, with a reception and celebration of Bertrand’s life scheduled for 3:30 to 5:30 at George Henry’s tavern in downtown Warrensburg.

Those who attend the tournament will see a huge flower box memorializing Bertrand. It was built and donated by employees of Curtis Lumber in Warrensburg. Several of Bertrand’s wood shop students built a walkway to the softball backstop where the flower box is situated.

Those not able to attend the tournament may make out checks to: Warrensburg Teachers Association/Brent Bertrand Memorial Scholarship, and send to: Warrensburg Central School, Schroon River Road, Warrensburg NY 12885.

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