Benefit softball tournament March 8

There will be a benefit coed softball tournament March 8 at the Poteau Area Recreational Complex.The entry fee is $125 per team, which must follow the 7-3 rule — seven male, three female.The deadline to enter is 6 p.m. March 5. T-shirts will be awarded to the champions.Teams can hit three home runs per game during the tournament, with the ability to hit four more by purchasing them at $10 or to hit an unlimited number for $50.Men will use any core 44 ball, while women may use any ball.All proceeds will help fund expenses for the 2014 Poteau Lady Pirates track team.For additional information, call Billy Bond at (918) 647-1939.