The 6th Annual softball tournament will return to Matthews next month to honor slain Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers Sean Clark and Jeff Shelton.
The annual tournament, along with a Home Run Derby Contest, is set for June 2-3 one month earlier than last year and will be held at Meckenburg County's Idlewild Road Park. The tournament will feature 16 teams, eight co-ed and eight all-men teams.
Shelton, 35, and Clark, 34, both were fatally shot on March 31, 2007 when responding to a disturbance call at the Timber Ridge Apartments in east Charlotte. Demeatrius Montgomery was convicted of two counts of first-degree murder in their death’s and sentenced to two consecutive life prison terms.
The memorial tournament has been held every year since 2007.
Teams can register for the softball tournament for $200, and the Home Run Derby fee is $20 per person.
To learn more, contact CMPD Detective Darryl Seegars at 704-241-8343.