The MomBall tournament was started in 1999 by Eileen Moffet as a community building event. It quickly evolved into a friendly competition that fosters city-wide camaraderie and raises much needed funds for Beverly Public Schools and other local charities. All net proceeds from the tournament are donated.
Harborlight joined the MomBall community in 2018, with a team of 15 women with a wide range of softball experience. The Harborlight Team was welcomed by every team and the sense of community and sportsmanship made the team want to improve and return in 2019. In 2019, Harborlight scored runs and made great plays in the field and had so much fun encouraging one another as well as acknowledging what the other MomBallers accomplished.
After the event was canceled in 2020, Harborlight is looking to field a team for the third consecutive tournament. Practices will be held throughout the summer at Harborlight. The opening games of the tournament will be played on Friday, September 17. The double elimination tournament will continue on September 18 and 19.
The following schools are participating in the 2023 MomBall tournament: Alumni, GEMS Alumni, Ayers, BHS, BMS, Centerville, Cove, Essex Tech, Hannah, Harborlight, North Beverly, and Saints Academy.