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Softball Tournament to Benefit Scholarship

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Pleasant View Park in Russellville will play host to a softball tournament that will raise funds for a scholarship at Arkansas Tech University on Saturday, June 19.

Entry fee for the fourth annual B.J. Burton Memorial Softball Classic is $160 per team. All proceeds go to the B.J. Burton Memorial Scholarship Fund at Arkansas Tech.

Burton was a 1998 graduate of Arkansas Tech with a degree in agriculture business. She worked for the Russellville School District and was a former owner of the Bayou Bridge Cafe in Dover.

Burton died in a car accident on Interstate 40 near Russellville on July 31, 2006.

Soon after Burton's passing, former Tech faculty member Rexann Oller made a donation to the Arkansas Tech Foundation to establish the B.J. Burton Memorial Scholarship Fund.

For more information about the softball tournament, call Charlie McAlister at (479) 970-0612 or Jeannie McAlister at (479) 970-2769.

For more information about contributing toward or applying for a scholarship through the Arkansas Tech Foundation, call (479) 968-0400 or click here.