Rum­sey ball player at Canada Sum­mer Games

The Drumheller Mail - - FRONT PAGE - Terri Hux­ley

Gar­rett Holowath (20) of Rum­sey, Al­berta, will play base­ball for the U21 Al­berta team at the Canada Sum­mer Games in Win­nipeg from July 28 to Au­gust 13.

Af­ter one of the coaches in the same men’s league ap­proached him to play for the team, Holowath made his way through try-outs to make the Al­berta team.

“I’m left handed and that re­ally helped me,” said Holowath. “I think it gave me a lit­tle ad­van­tage com­pared to the rest of the guys.”

Af­ter lots of ex­pe­ri­ence and games, Holowath was ready to tackle some­thing higher on the lad­der.

“I’ve been play­ing ball for most of my life so it just kind of worked out and an op­por­tu­nity pre­sented it­self to go and I took it and now we are in Man­i­toba,” Holowath said.

The team of­fi­cially formed in Oc­to­ber of last year and have been prac­tic­ing ever since. They have com­peted at se­nior men’s tour­na­ments for the last month and a half in or­der to pre­pare for the up­com­ing Sum­mer Games.

For the next 17 days, Holowath will be play­ing at the John Blum­berg Soft­ball Com­plex in Win­nipeg. Sure to be in the cheer­ing sec­tion would be Holowath’s fam­ily as his grandparents re­side in the cen­tre prov­ince.

“My grandparents live in Man­i­toba so I’ve been com­ing out here to Portage, Oakville area for my en­tire life ev­ery other sum­mer,” said Holowath.

Holowath is ex­cited and proud to be rep­re­sent­ing his home prov­ince of Al­berta.

“It’s a great op­por­tu­nity and I’m pretty pumped to be out here.”

Gar­rett Holowath... U21 Al­berta Base­ball Team player

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