The plotting’s been going on for months.
But now, with Aug. 10 approaching, the Ballbusters, the Renegades, the Misfits and other fiercely-named squads are keen to launch their seven-hour invasion of Auburn’s Game Farm Park for a multi-state-agency fundraiser softball tournament
Not to reek havoc or pillage the populace but to battle rival softball teams fielded by numerous state and county agencies in a fundraising tournament, where the top squad gets to send all of the tournament proceeds to a charity of its choice.
Between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. attendees are invited to do their part by buying hot dogs and other goodies, by bidding on two tickets to the first Seattle Seahawks game of the season, and by participating in raffles.
Fans who show up early enough can even catch the silly antics of Rhubarb, the Tacoma Rainier’s Mascot.
Here are the teams:
The Sluggers of WorkSource Yakima County, coached by Nelson Bautista;
The Renegades of WorkSource Thurston County, coached by Ashley Fueston;
The Misfits of WorkSource Pierce County, coached by Tracy Larson;
The CommBats of the state Employment Security Department Communications Office, coached by Rafael Colón;
The Silverbacks of the state Employment Security Department, coached by Leah Wolfe;
The Green Machine of the state Employment Security Department, coached by Taiyler Brown;
The Ball Busters of the Department of Corrections, coached by Dan Sheehan; and
The All Stars of the Department of Social & Health Services, coached by Todd Stallworth
The International Association of Workforce Professionals – the professional organization for staff of workforce development agencies in the U.S. and abroad – is the tournament sponsor.