Vancouver’s Pac Cup Carries the Softball Tournament Flag For Canada
The only NAGAAA sanctioned weekend tournament North of the border is back for its 35th year this Labor Day weekend!
The Pacific Cup is one of the longest running tournaments in Canada or the United States dating back to 1980. Many things have changed since that first Pacific Cup, but the majestic beauty of Vancouver and great softball are still alive and well in the largest city in British Columbia.
The tournament will be a D division tournament exclusively and has 12 teams currently signed up, all from the Pacific Northwest. Pacific Cup Chairman, Miguel Mondaca knows his city is a destination not just for people in the Pacific Northwest, but for all of North America. “Have you been to Vancouver? It is beautiful. You won’t regret it,” said Mondaca.
The festivities will kick off with an opening party and registration at the PumpJack on Friday evening. The PumpJack is celebrating a new space expansion and has been the sponsor of the Pacific Cup since 1999. There will also be a “Pac Cup’s Got Talent” contest where the two winning contestants from participating teams will win back their tournament entry fee! The tournament entry fee is $300 CAD, which is $274.20 USD. Trophies will be presented to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place team along with a trophy being awarded to the tournament MVP. The MVP award is voted on by the umpires and will be given out along with the other trophies at The Junction during the closing party.
Pacific Cup participants will enjoy a four game guarantee and a 2 umpire crew for semifinal and championship games. All games will be played at Softball City in nearby Surrey, BC. One thing is for sure, if you’re spending your Labor Day weekend in Vancouver you’ll experience beautiful scenery, a great city and even better softball competition on the field.
*Thanks to WESA Vice Commissioner, Miguel Mondaca for his help with this tournament spotlight article.*