The Second Annual Payson Summer Softball Series to support local veterans kicks off with the Payson Invitational at Rumsey Park on June 8-9.

It’s the first of three tournaments in the series. The Beat The Heat Tournament is set for Aug. 3-4 and Home Runs For Vets is Sept. 7-8.

The tournaments are fundraisers for Rim Country veterans. The Payson Invitational features 32 men’s, women’s and co-ed teams.

The men’s and women’s tournaments are scheduled for Saturday, with the first games at 8 a.m. and the championship game at 5 p.m.

The co-ed games will be played beginning at 8 a.m. on Sunday, with the title game at 5 p.m.

Games will be played on the D-backs Legends Field, Randy Johnson Hall of Fame Field and Rumsey 1 and 2.

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