having a Blast.

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Memorial Day Weekend couldn’t have been better for a softball tournament at Main Park.

The weather was just about perfect. The games were thrilling. The level of enthusiasm contagious.

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My daughters played softball for many years before they found other ways to occupy my time. LOL.

We did one year of travel, which was a huge time and money commitment. I can certainly appreciate the dedication of each and every family at the fields that weekend, with a special nod to the Mokena Blast parents who spent countless hours launching a three-day tournament with great success. Thirty-eight teams played 91 games. Amazing!

From the sounds coming from every corner of Main Park, everyone seemed to be having their own kind of blast. For a few days I photographed and reminisced about how despite all the hours I spent watching softball instead of doing something else, it was definitely worth it.

My older daughter is almost 15 and thinking about college. I wouldn’t trade those warm (and sometimes freezing) days and nights at the ball field for anything.

Happy summer everyone!

 

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