The International Association of Firefighters Local 1619 MDA Softball Championship has unfortunately been cancelled.
The tournament was to have started yesterday and continued through this weekend. The annual event brings hundreds of firefighters from across the United States and Canada to Watkins Park in Kettering Maryland. In September, during the week after Labor Day, over one hundred teams of firefighters and paramedics come together from across North America to play softball and raise money to fight neuromuscular diseases. The International Association of Fire Fighters MDA Softball Tournament is hosted by IAFF Local 1619, Prince George’s County Professional Fire Fighters & Paramedics Association. It is the largest gathering of firefighters and paramedics outside of the International’s Biennial Convention.
The remnants of Tropical Storm Lee has dumped record setting amounts of rain over the past several days saturating the playing fields and rendering them un-playable. Local 1619 officials stated on their website, "We regret any inconvenience this has caused."