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Going to bat for those fighting addiction

The Door Slam slo-pitch tournament hit a home run for folks who are recovering from drug and alcohol addictions. The Last Door Recovery Society held its annual tournament at Moody Park on the weekend.
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Fun for all: From left, Morgan MacCubbin and brother Jackson try their hand at croquet during the Last Door Recovery Society's slo-pitch tournament.

The Door Slam slo-pitch tournament hit a home run for folks who are recovering from drug and alcohol addictions.

The Last Door Recovery Society held its annual tournament at Moody Park on the weekend. The event featured food, music and the ball tournament.

"It's our 12th annual. All the teams are recovering addicts and alcoholics," said Giuseppe Ganci, director of community development at the Last Door. "There is some pretty good competition."

More than a thousand people from B.C. and the United States attended the event.

"It's definitely a fun thing," Ganci said. "It's all for unity, it's all for fellowship. Lot of parents and lots of children come."

The tournament gives people in recovery a chance to socialize with their families and meet friends in the recovery community.

"It's a fundraiser for Last Door," Ganci said about the event. "We have a food sponsor that donates food. We have a fundraising barbecue in the park."

Teams also pay money to play in the slopitch tournament, which features teams of varying levels of play.

"There is a huge recovery league out there," Ganci said about dry leagues. "This is one of the larger recovery tournaments."

Door Slam also included a kids' zone where children could enjoy games, toys and other activities.

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