Grand Forks NewsNewsRegional News GFI seeking volunteer support SHARE ON: Alex Alan, staff Thursday, May. 23rd, 2019 Tournament Coordinator Steve Boutang. (Alex Alan, MyGrandForksNow.com staff) The Grand Forks International Baseball Tournament is just a month away! Tournament Coordinator Steve Boutang says volunteers are hard at work preparing for the event, but they could use a few extra hands: “You know we’re looking for people to work in the concession whether that’s cooking in the back or taking the money up front and taking the orders, we need a few first aid people to step forward, we’re looking for people to sell 50/50 tickets and people to sell beer in the beer-gardens or sell tickets in the beer gardens but you have to have your serving it right certificate to do that.” He adds that over 200 people help throughout the tournament and they’re currently short about 20 or 30 people. Volunteers get free tournament passes. Boutang says tickets can be picked up at The Source and Pharmasave: “Ticket sales were very good, we sold twice as many tournament passes in the early bird session than we have in the past, so I think people are very excited to see the quality of baseball that we have.” An exhibition game goes the Saturday before the event, June 22nd, with a club from Cuba facing the Trail Orioles. GFI 2019 runs June 25th to July 1st at James Donaldson Park. To read about this year’s teams and more click here.