The Troy Nation Ring of Fire Softball Tournament and cornhole tournament, held over the weekend, was considered a success by organizers with $1,500 raised.

The fundraising weekend was threatened by rain on Friday, but with the help of community volunteer’s things were able to go on with only minor delays.

The tournament wrapped up on Sunday night and Troy Nation founder Wayne Lowery said that with the funds raised from this tournament and the one they had in June, they are able to provide six scholarships to Halifax County High School senior athletes.

The scholarships will go to three male and three female athletes from Halifax County. Lowery said that applications for the scholarship are available through the high school guidance office.

Lowery also thanked Jason Strohm and Dave Ashwell for their help getting the fields in shape to play on Saturday, Steven Crutchfield for preparing the barbecue and Jimmy Clay for umpiring every game throughout the weekend.

A men’s and women’s champion was crowned in the softball tournament, with the winners receiving gold Troy Nation rings and the second place finishers receiving $50.

The men’s champion was Run em Raw, and the women’s champion was America’s Finest. The runners up for the women was The Exclusivez and for the men, it was the team of GWI.

Sam and Jack took home $150 and Troy Nation rings when they captured the cornhole tournament championship. The team of Rabbit got a gun were the runners up in the cornhole tournament and came away with $50.

Johnathan Kirland is a sports writer for The Gazette-Virginian. Contact him Follow him on Twitter @JohnathanK_GV