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"I play for the youth": Pimicikamak softball team represents Manitoba

 

Last updated 10/5/2017 at 2:21pm

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Dennis Scatch of Pimicikamak Thunder pitches for Team Manitoba at the Canada Summer Games, playing against Team Newfoundland and Labrador on Wednesday.

PIMICIKAMAK, MB-Megwan Muswaggon felt nervous the first time he stepped on the pitcher's mound at the Canada Summer Games.

The softball player from the small northern community of Pimicikamak says the game means a lot to his community.

"I don't play for myself, but I play for the youth back home," he said. "Just for them to start playing ball and just to not give up and just to give them hope."

The Indigenous community of fewer than 5,000 people is representing the province of Manitoba in men's softball at the Canada Summer Games. Pimicikamak, at Cross Lake, 530 kilometres (329 miles) north...



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