Nearly 30 Years of Softball for Woodbury Team… One Interesting Trophy

The team is coming together again this year for annual Huff n’ Puff Days softball tournament.

As a 17-year-old, Woodbury resident Karen Johnson and her high school friends played in the Huff n’ Puff Days softball tournament.

They’re playing again in 2012, and will begin their 28th year of participating in the annual event tonight, Thursday, Aug. 9.

About two-thirds of that original squad comes together for the softball tournament, said Johnson, co-owner of Johnson Jewelers of Woodbury, which now sponsors the team. (Their first sponsor Lampert Lumber.)

Johnson plays second base—“Always have, always will,” she said—and the team, mostly comprised of former Tartan High School athletes, enjoys seeing each other for Huff n’ Puff Days.

“We make the most of the tournament,” Johnson said. “We’re drinking the entire time, so if we make it to Sunday, it’s pretty rough.”

Games are played in Lake Elmo. For more information, visit the Lake Elmo Jaycees website.


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Jennifer Belisle August 09, 2012 at 03:38 PM
Bring it on!!! My favorite time of year-playin ball and hangin with my gal pals!! Everyone should know these rules: Never plan a wedding, have a baby, leave town or die over Huff n Puff weekend! It's all about Thursday-Friday in Lake Elmo-period. :) Can not WAIT!! Johnson Jewlers Rock!!!!! (pun intended ;) Jen Belisle
Kris Janisch August 09, 2012 at 03:42 PM
You on this team Jen?
Jennifer Belisle August 10, 2012 at 03:05 AM
Yes, I am proud to be....since the beginning! :D


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