Rotary Washer tournament successful, winners announced

The Washer Tournament was a “Double Elimination” type competition. Teams had to win twice to enter a playoff round. Above

HIGHLANDS – Bragging rights, and a chance to trounce an old opponent, were the major prizes in last Saturday’s Highlands Rotary Club’s 8th Annual Washer Tournament.

Nice weather encouraged a large crowd to turn out for the event, which was held at Charlie’s Ice House in Highlands.

Over 30 teams competed, many of them from surrounding communities and Rotary District 5890, as well as Highlands and Crosby. Last year’s winners were on hand to defend their titles if possible.

Rotary raises about $10,000 every year, which it sends to the national Rotary Foundation for projects worldwide, including Polio Plus eradication initiative. In an unusual arrangement, after 3 years the foundation returns half the money for local projects in District 5890 and Highlands.