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Popular Raymond Angulo Memorial Men’s Fastpitch Tournament

Friday, April 20th, 2018

DAVE MELTZ is one of the veteran pitchers often found “toeing the rubber” in the Annual Raymond Angulo Memorial Men’s Fastpitch Tournament in Corona, Calif. Meltz and veterans such as ERNIE MAREZ, the tournament director, help keep men’s fastpitch going in Southern California. Photo By BOB OTTO

By ERNIE MAREZ
Tournament Director

CORONA, Calif. – The annual 2018 Raymond Angulo Memorial Men’s Fastpitch Tournament is one of the few left in the Inland Empire of Southern California. And it’s a good one that’s popular with teams throughout the area.

The tournament is hosted by Major League Softball and the So. Cal Rebels Softball Organization. it’s a competitive tournament played at an excellent softball facility – Promenade Park in Corona.

    HERE’S THE DETAILS

When: Sept. 1-2, 2018
Where: Promenade Park Softball Field, Corona.

Entry Fee: $375.00
Payment Deadline: Aug. 27.
Send Payment To: So. Cal Rebels c/o Ernie Marez, 390 W. Mission Rd., Corona, CA 92882

Format: Double Elimination with 3 game guarantee and awards
Classification: Class C

Contact Information: Ernie Marez at 951-377-3364; email elmarez25@sbcglobal.net.

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Raymond Angulo Memorial tournament benefits children with special needs

Thursday, September 8th, 2016
The 16th Annual Raymond Angulo Memorial Men's Fastpitch Tournament and JoJo's Circle of Friends, held a tournament and fundraiser, Sept. 3-4, at Promenade Park in Corona to raise funds for children with special needs. Photo By BOB OTTO

The 16th Annual Raymond Angulo Memorial Men’s Fastpitch Tournament and JoJo’s Circle of Friends, held a tournament and fundraiser, Sept. 3-4, at Promenade Park in Corona to raise funds for children with special needs. Photo By BOB OTTO

CORONA, Calif. – Nine teams came to battle for a fastpitch championship, but the real winners were JoJo and his many friends.

For 16 years, the Raymond Angulo Memorial Men’s Fastpitch Tournament has raised money for JoJo’s Circle of Friends, a non-profit organization that helps children with special needs.

The organization was originally established to support Joseph (JoJo) Angulo, born with cerebral Palsy, and who is the grandson of the late Raymond Angulo, who passed away in 2000.

But now many more children with special needs benefit as well.

“At first we started raising funds for JoJo’s needs,” said Ernie Marez, Raymond Angulo’s son-in-law and the tournament director. “But now funds are raised for special needs children where JoJo attends school and other special needs children and their families in need of special equipment.”

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Raymond Angulo Memorial Men’s Fastpitch Tournament In Corona, California

Friday, July 1st, 2016

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CORONA, Calif. – The popular Raymond Angulo Memorial Men’s Fastpitch Tournament returns to Promenade Park Softball Field in Corona, Sept. 3-4.

    THE DETAILS
  • Hosted by: Major League Softball, So. Cal Rebels Org.
  • Rated ASA Class C pitching
  • Entry fee $375
  • Double elimination with three-game guarantee
  • Deadline to enter, Aug. 31
    • CONTACT

    Ernie Marez
    951-377-3364
    elmarez25@sbcglobal.net

    2014 Raymond Angulo Memorial Tournament – Corona, Calif. – Aug 30-31

    Thursday, July 31st, 2014

    CORONA, Calif. – The 12th Annual Raymond Angulo Memorial Men’s Fastpitch Tournament will be held Aug. 30-31 at Promenade Park Softball Field in Corona. Ray Angulo Tourney Flier

    The tournament is directed by Ernie Marez (story), who also helps run the Corona Men’s Fastpitch League.

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    Ernie Marez keeping men’s fastpitch softball alive in Corona, Calif.

    Thursday, October 10th, 2013

    Meltz.Dave.FP.1web Dave Meltz, a veteran pitcher in California and Wisconsin, helps keep men’s fastpitch alive by pitching for Manny’s Crew in the Corona Men’s Fastpitch Winter League. Photo By BOB OTTO

    CORONA, Calif – Men’s fastpitch softball has fallen on hard times in Southern California since its heyday of the 1950s to late 1980s. Some call the sport’s demise a free fall headed for extinction. Some have already issued its death sentence.

    But you won’t hear such dire verdicts coming from Ernie Marez of Corona. For 11 years he has held spring and winter leagues, and the annual Ray Angulo Memorial Tournament, in honor of his late father-in-law, a fastpitch pitcher, who passed away in 2000.

    He does all this – plus manage his own team – to keep the sport alive and help it grow in Corona.

    “We want to get more people interested,” said Marez, “and keep it going.”

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