Men’s fast-pitch softball makes a brief return to Augusta this Sunday as part of a birthday celebration for pitcher Colin Roy and a fundraiser for the Maine Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.

The game will be played at 3 p.m. Sunday at Newman Brann Field on Mt. Vernon Ave. and will feature many of the players who played in the Augusta Softball League in the 1970s and ’80s. Roy, who was inducted into the Maine ASA Softball Hall of Fame last year, turns 60 on Sunday.

“When my father was 62 we talked him out of retirement to play a benefit softball game,” Roy said. “He hadn’t pitched in seven or eight years. Because my father played, I wanted to pitch in a game when I was 60.”

Roy also wanted to donate to a charitable organization and because some of his relatives had experienced Alzheimer’s disease, he chose that.

“It will be an informal kickoff for the Alzheimer’s Walk of Life in Augusta next week,” he said. “They’ll have people there to give out pamphlets.”

Roy hopes to raise $1,000 to donate to the organization, most of it through the participants who will pay $25 apiece to play.

“My hope is to get about 40 people,” he said.

There will be no admission charged for the game but donations will be accepted. Roy is the most accomplished player to participate. He pitched in 13 national tournament and at one point beat the vaunted Clinica team from Miami. In 1985, he helped the Maine Majestics of Portland to a third-place finish at the nationals.

He’s assembled a team that includes Scott Bell, Cam Brown, Jeff Davidson, Walt Foster, Ken Whitney and Harrison Wolfington among others.

“Most of them are in the 50s and 60s,” Roy said.

Gladen Schrock, who pitched in Rockland for many years, is a team member and in his 70s.

They’ll face a team put together by Jeff Kendall that includes Aaron Lapointe, Nate Rende, Josh Nichols, Dave King, Mo Maheux, Mark Landry, Pete Dionne, Dave Rollins and Mike Maxim. Bill Rollins may also join to team to pitch.

“I’m not even sure who’s pitching,” Kendall said. “It will be fun either way. It will be like old home week.”

Gary Hawkins — 621-5638

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