All About Cape: Softball and Glow Ball

Aug 12, 2019

It’s back to school for Cape and Jackson this week, and that means summer is winding down.  But no worries; there’s still time to make a few more memories before it starts getting cold.  You can find a wide range of local attractions designed for family fun, date night and more at

In fact, a couple of events scheduled for this week are perfect for making memories-like a softball game.  More than 40 million people play in at least one softball game each summer, which means it’s the biggest team sport in the country, according to Fast Pitch. And the American Academy of Pediatrics ranks softball among the safest sports based on its low injury rate.

If you are ready to step up to the plate or you would prefer to watch from the stands, check out the Cary Flanagan Memorial Softball Tournament on Saturday, August 17 at the Shawnee Park Sports Complex – named the 2018 Facility of the Year by USA Softball.  The first game will start at 9 a.m. and there will be a variety of games to watch.

For those who feel more at home on a golf course than a softball field, Parks and Recreation is bringing a new twist to the sport.  The Nightfall Glow Ball Tournament adds a childlike element, allowing you to shoot the last nine holes in the dark, guided by glow light. And yes, glow-in-the -dark necklaces are included.  The action takes place at the Jaycee Municipal Golf Course on Saturday, August 17 at 4:30 p.m.