Softball tournament to benefit high school seniors seeking career in criminal justice

Sonny Long

April 13, 2010 at 7:03 p.m.
Updated April 12, 2010 at 11:13 p.m.

CUERO - DeWitt County Sheriff's deputies will trade in their badges and bullets for bats and gloves - at least temporarily.

The inaugural DeWitt County Sheriff's Office Employees Association Jailbird Scholarship Softball Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, April 24.

Proceeds from the tournament will provide scholarships to DeWitt County high school seniors who are planning a career in criminal justice, according to a news release from the sheriff's office.

"I am very pleased that my staff is so willing to be involved with our community," said Sheriff Jode Zavesky. "This is a great way to help deserving students get started."

Seniors who live in DeWitt County and graduate from Cuero, Yorktown, Yoakum and Nordheim high schools are eligible to receive the scholarship funds.

All eligible students should contact their high schools for an application or pick up one at the sheriff's office, 208 E. Live Oak St. in Cuero.

The tournament at the Cuero softball field complex in the city park is open to any teams. Trophies will be awarded to first through third place teams as well as a Most Valuable Player voted on by the coaches. The concession stand will be operated by the Cuero Little League.

Drawings will also be held throughout the day and tickets are available from any DeWitt County Sheriff's Office employee or at the sheriff's office.

Anyone interested in playing in the softball tournament should contact, Capt. Crystal Irvin at 361-275-0940 or



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