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York vets invited to horseshoe tournament

KAILA YOUNG
YorkDispatch

Perhaps the best person to relate to a veteran is another veteran.

For that reason, a new event coming to York will provide some friendly competition and a chance for fellowship among those who've served in the military.

The York County Veterans Outreach Group will host the inaugural Pitching 4 Patriots Horseshoe Throwing Tournament on Saturday.

Everyone is invited to join the friendly competition at Prospect Hill Cemetery, 700 N. George St. Those who wish to participate can sign up from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday.

Participants will be assigned a number chip, and those with matching numbers will team up as tournament partners, said event coordinator Donna Cutchall, who is the widow of a soldier.

The first game will be played at 10:30 a.m., and games will continue until 6 p.m. or until a winner is determined.

All of the proceeds from the $20 registration fee will benefit local veterans, including the Veterans Drop-In Center on East King Street, Cutchall said. The center recently opened as a shelter for homeless veterans.

Cutchall said her boyfriend, Mike Bromley, dreamt up the idea for the tournament.

A veteran, Bromley loves the game because it is "fun and challenging" and he "knows many other vets who love to play," Cutchall said.

The most important part of it for Bromley and other veterans is "to make sure his fellow brothers are taken care of," she said.

The event will also feature food vendors, children's activities, and prizes.