Each year they gather at the Betts fields and a few others around Warren, young, old, male and female, to do two things: test their athleticism and - for those those in the second category -determine whether any athleticism still exists.
The Terry F. Ristau Memorial Softball Tournament is much more than just athletic competition, however. It is about a community coming together for a good time. It is about barbecues and tossing aside for at least one weekend disagreements over anything more important than a call at first base.
It is also a time to look after those in the community that need looking after, a time to remember those who could not play.
It was in that spirit that the KCS team put Jordan McTavish's initials on their jerseys and dedicated their victory to the young man who had enjoyed the game so much and died last December.
Winning teams in every category donated their monetary winnings to local charities.
If there's one thing Warren County knows how to do, it's how to have a good time.
For the 32nd time, hundreds pitched tents, set up grills, filled coolers, prepared to nurse aching muscles and joints for days after and made memories that will last a lifetime.