Eastern Ontario Fastball Blog

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Tuesday, August 18, 2020

John Atkinson, fastball sponsor, dead at 69

Long time Shawville bar owner and men's fastball coach and sponsor John Atkinson died in June at the age of 69. John also sponsored women's fastball and hockey teams over the years.

This artice in The Equity has a great story on his legacy in the Pontiac area: http://www.theequity.ca/john-atkinson-a-man-of-the-people/?fbclid=IwAR3DPYm4Bj6MVMvqF2gMU6J5e1cI8fCp4-fZo5tNHxEIIOIT_V9GVyvNIkk

Below is a photo of John with the Shawville Snappers junior team from back in 2006, and a link to the story of their championship final game.





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