Money raised for scholarships
The 14th annual Butch Kelloway Memorial Men’s Slo-Pitch Tournament was recently held in Glace Bay, raising another $3,000 for Glace Bay High School scholarships.
The tournament was hosted by the Coors Light Bulldogs men’s slo-pitch team in honour of Butch Kelloway, a former member of the club who died in a motor vehicle accident in April 2004.
A total of 14 teams participated this year. The Main Event Beverage Room served as cosponsor and venue for the closing awards ceremony.
In total, the tournament has donated more than $47,000 to Glace Bay High School, providing 96 scholarships based on academic excellence.
This past June, nine students each received a $400 scholarship including Nathan Livingston, Austin McInnis, Anthony Bradbury, Brandi Lind, Kailin Gillis, Kallie MacKinnon, Chad O’Neill, MacAulay McDougall and Nolan Jewells. Eight of the awards were presented in Kelloway’s name while Jewells was the recipient of the David Hanrahan Memorial Award. Hanrahan, a former member of the Bulldogs, died in 2015.
Kelloway, who lived in the Caledonia area of Glace Bay, graduated from Glace Bay High School in 1997. He was a member of the Glace Bay Colonels, who captured the 1991 Canadian Major Little League title. That team was inducted into the Cape Breton Sports Hall of Fame in May 2017.
Kelloway, who attended Cape Breton University and St. Francis Xavier University, was a member of the Caledonia Police Boys Club for several years and was employed at Stream call centre at the time of his death.