By Paul Schmitt
The Luxemburg and Casco communities will come together again this weekend to honor the memory of Lance Corporal Dean Opicka with the 8th annual Softball Tournament at the Casco Villlage Park. Opicka, a 1997 graduate of Luxemburg-Casco High School who served in the Marines and Operation Iraqi Freedom, was one of three L-C graduates who died in the Iraq War. Dennis Opicka says the tournament is a perfect way to memorialize his brother.
The weekend softball tournament that features 16 teams begins Thursday night and includes a motorcycle ride on Sunday has raised over $100,000 the past seven years. All proceeds benefit the Lance Corporal Dean Opicka Memorial Fund that supports local academic scholarships and local hardship gifts.