Thursday, August 28, 2008

Third Annual Michael McMullen Softball Tournament

It's time again for the 3rd annual Michael J. McMullen softball tournament sponsored by the Salisbury Fire Department. Mike McMullen was a firefighter paramedic with the SFD when on Dec. 24, 2005 he was mortally wounded while serving with the 243rd Engineer Battalion, 2nd platoon in Iraq as a sergeant. Mike was wounded while assisting a fellow soldier that had been injured in the attack on Dec. 24th and succumbed to his injuries on January 10th, 2006.
For his actions Mike was posthumously promoted to Staff Sergeant and was awarded the Silver Star, Purple Heart, Army commendation Medal and Good Conduct Medal.
Truly an American Hero at home and abroad Mike was laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery with full Fire Department and Military Honors.
In Mike's memory the Salisbury Fire Department host this softball tournament to help funding for two local scholarships. The "Salisbury University Fire & Rescue Service Survivors Scholarship" and the "Wor-Wic community College Emergency Medical Services Scholarship".
For more information on the tournament contact by phone or E-mail any of the persons listed above. For more information on the scholarships, contact Danny Webster @ 410.572.8738 or e-mail @
Please join us for the fun on September 6 & 7 and cheer for your favorite team.


Anonymous said...

Where is this complex the games are being played at located?

Soapbox said...

Anon 7:55

This games will be held at the "Henry S. Parker Athletic Complex" on Naylor Mill Road in Salisbury.

From Rt 13 North take Naylor Mill mill road west (by Lowes) to just past the Industial Park. The complex is on your right. There is a fairly large sign at the entrance.

Anonymous said...

Is the Tournament still on with the impending weather? Let us know please. Thank you.

Soapbox said...

Wicomico County has shut down the Athletic fields for Saturday, Sep. 6th due to weather so there will no games.

If all goes to plan, opening ceremonies will be held on Sunday Sept. 7th @ 8:am and the first game will begin @ 9:am.