Well, once again, the community has shown tremendous support for PRO Kids during the overwhelming attendance at the 3rd Annual Robert Myra Memorial Ball Tournament/Musical Tribute that was held at the Western Shore Legion on August 4 and 5. Robert "Bob" Myra, was a former Municipal Councillor for District 5 for many years. Bob was also a big supporter of PRO Kids, and a very active community volunteer with many ties to the Western Shore Legion and the ball field until his passing three years ago.
To honour him, Bob’s family and friends pulled together to organize the Robert Myra Memorial Ball Tournament/Musical Tribute, and have successfully celebrated his memory for the third straight year.
This year, eight teams participated in the Ball Tournament with the Basin Lakers winning the final game on Sunday. When they were not on the field playing ball, players savoured freshly barbequed food, participated in many raffles, 50/50, etc. and took the time to enjoy a musical tribute to Bob inside the Legion.
The final tally is not in yet, but the approximate amount raised at this event was $6,700. This would not have been possible without many dedicated volunteers, the generosity of local businesses, and the tremendous support of the community. Bob would be thrilled to know the community continues to honour him by taking part in this event and to support a cause that was so dear to his heart.
We have so many thanks to give. First to Bob's family who remind us of Bob's good nature and kindness through their own actions. We thank all of the volunteers that donated their time so willingly. Thank you to the sponsors of this event, such as Spidle's Independent in Chester, the Western Shore Legion, and Bridgewater Honda as well as all of those who donated prizes. We thank the generous individuals who made food and not to mention the talented musicians who made it so much fun. We continue to thank all of the individuals, businesses and organizations who have supported and continue to support our PRO Kids program.