Dustball Draws Hundreds

In the 1980s, the annual summer Dustball Slo-Pitch tournament (started in 1978) quickly gained popularity. In 1985, a reporter at the Whitehorse Star referred to Dustball as “the biggest single event of the entire year,” for softball players. With teams travelling to Whitehorse from Alaska and communities throughout the Yukon, the tournament drew more than 900 players that year.