Jackson Memorial revives old-time softball Aug. 4-7

The second Tiffany Jackson Memorial softball tournament will be held Aug. 4-7 at the Clarksville ball diamond.

The tournament features three girls teams and nine teams for the “Field of Dreams” tournament, said Dave Carroll, event director and father of Tiffany Jackson.

Jackson is the daughter of Dave and Theresia Carroll and brother of Jay Jackson and Dusty Carroll. She died from cancer March 20, 2021.

The Friends of Clarksville committee will run a concession stand for the event. Donations of food, drink or raffle items can by done by contacting Carroll (513-309-5233) or Noni Wood via Facebook.

Team entry fees will help Tiffany’s son, Conor Hensley, pay for books and tuition at UC-Blue Ash where he will be a freshman this fall.

The event will have two girls games Aug. 4, with 6:10 and 7:10 p.m. first pitches. Teams are Jessica Bare, Jeanne Brightman, Kendall Jackson.

First pitch Thursday will be thrown out by Peggy Thomas, a friend of the Carroll family.

On Friday, there will be two Field of Dreams games, again starting at 6:10 and 7:10 p.m. First pitch will be thrown out by Theresia Carroll, Tiffany’s mother. National anthem will be sung by Debbie Moore.

On Saturday, the tournament will have games running from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

An old-timers game, anyone 50 years of age and over, will be played 5 p.m. Saturday. Lou Gehrig’s famous speech will be read by Dave Carroll and Mike “Wolf” West. First pitch will be thrown out by Roger Reveal.

The girls championship game will be held 7 p.m. Saturday.

The tournament wraps up with games 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Field of Dreams teams are Carroll, Crawford, Kautzman, Larrick, Dillow, Eads/Tuerck, Branham, Camp/Snarr, Smith.

Carroll said Clarksville residents in the Water Street area asked to have “patience during this event.”

“There was over 300 that attended last year and we are expecting a bigger crowd this year,” he said.

Carroll said money from future tournaments is planned to help families dealing with the loss of a loved one from cancer.

“The idea (of this softball tournament) came to me on a drive home last year from work,” Carroll said. “Wanted to do something that not only Tiffany would be proud of but be able to give back to the town where I grew up. What better way for us all to be able to step foot and play games on a diamond that we spent a lot of our childhood on.”