The Play for Trey Baseball Tournament is scheduled for April 28th through April 30th at Starin Park and the City of Whitewater is starting to prepare for the event including the addition of temporary fencing. The tournament is bringing in 22 teams with players, families and spectators from all over the state, making safety priority.
This year, the tournament falls on a weekend traditionally known for its large student gatherings as well as a significant increase in visitors to the community. To ensure that foot and vehicle traffic related to student events is kept outside of the tournament area, the City is taking precautions including the installation of fencing around Starin Park.
Taking advantage of last week’s abnormally nice weather, the City placed fence posts in various locations at Starin Park. By installing them now, much of the risk of damaging the park is eliminated due to lack of snow and frozen or muddy grounds.
The temporary fence will go up the last week of April, fencing off the entire ball field complex and leaving entrances for parking, sidewalks and bike paths. Community Service Officers will be monitoring these entrances during the tournament. If any inappropriate behavior occurs, local law enforcement will be contacted. The fence will be removed when the event is over.
The tournament has grown to be a great tradition for many people and this year is expected to have the same repeat success.