‘Granny Panties’ softball tournament set for this weekend

Staff Report

October 17, 2013

RACINE — This weekend marks the first event to raise money for the Chase Roush Scholarship Fund.

The kick-off event will be the “Granny Panties” co-ed softball tournament held Oct. 19 and 20 at Star Mill Park in Racine. Granny Panties comes from an inside joke between Chase and his fall baseball coach.

Those participating will receive a shirt which will display “LIVE ACTION,” one of Chase’s favorite quotes from the Turtle-man.

Games will begin at 9 a.m., with shirts available for pick up beginning at 8 a.m. Prior to the start of the first game, we will say a few opening words in memory of Chase and the reason behind the Granny Panties.

Every spring/summer baseball season, there will be a Forever 11 Little League Tournament. More details on that event will be announced in the spring according to the group’s Facebook site, Chase Roush Memorial Scholarship.

According to the site, it has been developed in loving memory of Chase Roush who tragically left this world too soon. He was only 11 years old and had an amazing personality. This scholarship is an annual event in Chase’s honor.

Roush passed away following an ATV accident in August 2013.