Kurt Genier Memorial tourney held in Barriere

Last Friday Kurt Genier was remembered by family and friends with a Memorial Slow Pitch Tournament

Jordan Genier (right) sings a song in memory of her uncle Kurt at the Barriere Ball Parks on June 12 .  The gathering of family and friends took place to remember Kurt Genier with a Memorial Slow Pitch Tournament.  Also pictured are Kurt’s Aunt Bev Boisvert and family friend Robert Cline.

Jordan Genier (right) sings a song in memory of her uncle Kurt at the Barriere Ball Parks on June 12 . The gathering of family and friends took place to remember Kurt Genier with a Memorial Slow Pitch Tournament. Also pictured are Kurt’s Aunt Bev Boisvert and family friend Robert Cline.

Last Friday Kurt Genier was remembered by family and friends with a Memorial Slow Pitch Tournament held at the ball parks in Barriere.  Kurtis Genier unexpectedly passed away in May of 2014 as a result of a motorcycle accident on Highway 5.

Just over one year later, on Friday, June 12, his birthday was remembered at the ball parks by family and those who knew him.

Kurt’s niece, Jordan Genier, sang a song in memory of her uncle, and then numerous balloons were released into the sky.

The ball tournament in Kurt’s name was organized by the Genier family, and many volunteers; with the games starting on the Friday and running through the weekend.

Eight teams participated, and by all reports the slow pitch tournament was competitive, fun and a great fundraiser.  Money raised from the Memorial Tournament was earmarked to be put into a trust fund for Kurt’s young son Deagan Genier.

The tournament also offered a Home Run Derby, silent auction, 50/50, and concessions on site for all who attended.

After the final pitch had taken place, and the top three teams named, the Genier family was touched by the generosity of the winners who all donated their prize money back to go into the trust.

It was a good day.