The Waterbury Fire Department Local 1339 will host their annual Softball Tournament on Saturday, August 20 and Sunday, August 21, 2011 to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).  The tournament features 13 men’s teams on Saturday and 13 Co-Ed teams on Sunday.  The event will be held at Buck’s Hill Park, located at 88 Montoe Road in Waterbury, from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day.  

    Registration will occur until a week prior to the event for $275 per team.  Trophies will be awarded for first through fourth place teams, along with other prizes.  Plaques will be given to all that participate.  The tournament will benefit the Waterbury Fire Department’s Fill the Boot campaign for MDA.  In 2010, the tournament raised about $6,500 to benefit Waterbury’s efforts for MDA.

   Fill the Boot drives collect donations for the fight against neuromuscular disease nationwide.  All proceeds benefit MDA’s services, research programs, and support groups that benefit individuals and families in the local area.

   The Waterbury Fire Department kicked off their fill effort this past weekend at the Brass City Mall and Stop & Shop Plaza.  They will continue filling Fridays and Saturdays throughout August.

   MDA is the nonprofit healthy agency dedicated to curing muscular dystrophy, ALS and related disease by funding worldwide research.  The Association also provides comprehensive health care and support services, advocacy and education.

   To register your team for the softball tournament, please contact Stan Stasaitis at 203-206-5189.  For more information on this event, please contact Stephen Fredericksen at (203) 248-6500 or or Valerie D’Angiolini at (203) 288-3500 or