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Veterans Memorial Tournament (formerly the Mark G. Hoyle Memorial Tournament)

"A winner never quits and a quitter never wins.

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Swansea, MA 02777

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The Veterans Memorial Tournament is the official District 6 tournament for the 9-10 year old all stars.

Tournament History

2012 update - After 25 years as the Mark G. Hoyle Memorial Tournament, the tournament will now be known as the Veterans Memorial Tournament.

The Mark G Hoyle Memorial Tournament was originally called the Mike Reynolds Tournament. In 1986, Reggie Desnoyers proposed to then league president Roger Gagnon that the tournament be renamed in memory of Mark G Hoyle*.

Reggie, along with Bruce Sutherland started a tradition that continues over 20 years later.

Though the 1993 team came oh so close, the first Swansea team to win the Mark G. Hoyle tournament was in 2003, under manager Joe Monteiro. Many of the players from that team were also on the 2005 12 Year Old District 6 Championship team.

Background Notes

On Oct. 26, 1986, Mark G. Hoyle of Swansea, a hemophiliac, dies at 14 of AIDS. His struggle with the disease and the compassionate support he receives from the people of Swansea gains national headlines. Swansea welcomed Mark into school, at a time when school districts across the country were banning students with AIDS.
taken from The Massachusetts Century -- 100 Years of Highlights in the Projo online

From the Mark G Hoyle Elementary School website:

Tournament Winners
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2003 Swansea Little League
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2005 Taunton West Little League
2006 Seekonk Little League
2007 Taunton West American Little League
2008 Somerset Little League
2009 Swansea Little League
2010 Seekonk Little League
2011 Taunton West National Little League
2012 Swansea Little League
2013 Taunton East Little League
2014 Fairhaven/Acushnet Little League
2015 Taunton East Little League
2016 Taunton East Little League
2017 Mansfield Little League



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