MONROE, CT — Pitchers threw high heat, curve balls and an assortment of other pitches to batters wielding power at the plate during the Monroe Food Pantry’s 2021 Wiffle Ball tournament at Wolfe Park Saturday. First Selectman Ken Kellogg said the second annual Wiffle Ball Fun Day raised over $3,000 for the Monroe Pantry, helping town families who are struggling to make ends meet. It is about $1,000 more than the first tournament in 2019 — last year’s event was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Before the games, Kellogg thanked John Murphy for organizing Wiffle Ball Fun Day, as well as the top sponsors: Newtown Savings Bank and Jensen Tire, Auto & Marine. Other sponsors included 574 Wines, Bella Rosa, Jennie’s, Sal’s Ristorante & Pizzeria, Country Pizza, Nunnu’s, the Monroe Diner, Soup Thyme, Marylou’s Ristorante, Mac Daddy’s, Honeyspot Pizza, Bill’s Drive-In, Romeo’s at Wolfe Park, Mr. Mac’s Canteen, Rural Fuels, West Bridge, Dairy Queen, Baum Braces, Stop & Shop, The Home Depot, Uncle Al’s Ice Cream, Mary Jane and Wayne Simpson, Mills, Mass.; Jerry McDonald, Shrewsbury, Mass.; and Gerry and Jerry Wright, Camillus, N.Y.
Three champions were crowned in tournament play Saturday.