Lac Ste. Anne Bulletin September 16, 2019

THE BULLETIN Vol 24 Issue 37 Monday, September 16, 2019 2013 Onoway & District Chamber of Commerce Business Of The Year Alberta Beach and District Amateur Softball Association – ABADASA Submitted by Wendy Wildman This volunteer based organization has been running for approx.. 20 years. Originally founded over a couple beers after a ball tour- nament, and because Alberta Beach had received granted funding for their ball diamonds and needed an organization to lead the task, several of the founding members are still involved. Current members of ABADASA include: Joe Blakeman, Wendy Wildman, Denise Van Den Bussche, Duane Drews, Lucy Hachey, Todd Zolmer, Frank Walters and Marcus (Chili) Davis. ABADASA has hosted its annual golf tournament for 20 years, and over the last 10 or so years has consistently raised between $12,000 and $16,000 each year. It is only because of our participants, sponsors, and volunteers that this event has been such a success. ABADASA also hosts 3 slo-pitch tournaments each year. The August long weekend Polydays tournament being the longest running, and we are proud to share that we have several multi generational teams who are still attending our tournament. For many years we have assisted the Darwell Ag. Society in running the Darwell tournament. And four years ago Denise and Wendy started an All Mens All Ladies tournament in mid July. ABADASA is proud to give the money we raise back to our communities with our main focus being on kids and sports. This is a list of where our money has gone in recent years: AB Beach Community League, Darwell School Safari, Onoway Legion, Onoway Food Bank, LSA Army Cadets, Hockey for Homeless, Victim Services, Sangudo Minor Sports, Onoway Ball Association, Darwell Athletic Assoc, Duffield School Playground, Mayerthorpe School Playground, AB Beach School rock climbing wall, High School Rodeo participant at Nationals, LSA District 4-H, Northwest Regional 4-H Council, Onoway Minor Hockey, Onoway High School Volleyball, Onoway Historical Guild, Onoway Dance Group, Riot Volleyball, Swede Moren Ball Park, AB Beach Lions and the Kids Novelty Races at SnoMo Days, Beachwave Park, Darwell Hall, Friends of the Darwell Library, Darwell Ag. Society, Wabamun Minor Ball, AB Beach Minor Ball, Anselmo Minor Ball, Sangudo Sabres Cheer, Barrhead Good Will Tour. Continued on page 3