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Mushball tourney supports shooting victim’s family

Tami Jo Nix/The Madera Tribune Traci Mata staffs the raffle prize tent at the mushball tournament benefitting the family of the late Zack Randalls.


A mushball tournament on May 7 raised money to help the family of Zack Randalls.

Randalls is the PG&E employee who was shot on April 18 in Fresno. He later succumbed to his injuries at Community Regional Medical Center.

His wife, Katie Randalls, teaches fifth grade at Millview Elementary School in Madera. All tournament proceeds were donated to her and her children, Dutch, 4, and Stella, 3.

“We had 22 teams with games played at Madera and Madera South High schools,” said Francine Arang one of the event organizers.

The tournament fielded 22 co-ed teams. Each team paid a $200 entry fee and fielded a minimum of nine players. They also supplied their own equipment.

The Los Angeles Dodgers organization, Randalls’ favorite MLB team, donated a variety of team gear and game tickets for the raffle. A wide assortment of donated merchandise and a 50-50 cash raffle was held as well.

Commemorative t-shirts and LA Dodger hats were sold along with food, beverages and snow-cones.

“The Dodger organization was very generous with game tickets and merchandise for the project,” said Ashley Graham one of the event organizers.

The Zack Randalls Memorial Fund on the web site “Go Fund Me,” is raising money to assist the family.


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