Saskatoon remembers slain man with ball tourney

Family of Dustin Boulet hope to hit a home run with a memorial slo-pitch tournament for Kidsport.

Friends and family raising money for KidSport

Chad Boulet is helping organize a slo-pitch tournament in memory of his brother.

People in Saskatoon will step up to the plate for their fallen friend this weekend.

They'll be there to show support for the Dustin Boulet Memorial Slo-Pitch Tournament. 

Boulet, 29, was out celebrating his birthday with some friends at a local bar on March 1.  
Dustin Boulet was fatally stabbed March1st, 2014. His family is remembering him with a ball tournament. (Chad Boulet)
He was stabbed to death when he came between his friend and a man brandishing a knife. One man has been charged with murder, another with being an accessory after the fact.

While the court case proceeds, friends and family say they wanted a way to remember Dustin, not the tragedy.

It's not about healing, 'cause I don't know how you heal a scar that deep.- Chad Boulet

"He was a good guy," said Chad Boulet, Dustin's brother. "He was the epitome of a man, he was honourable. The most honourable man I knew."

His brother said baseball was one of Dustin's passions and so were kids. So, all proceeds from the tournament will go towards sports charity KidSport.

So far, the response has been overwhelming. Organizers expect more than 500 players in the park this weekend.

"It's not about healing, 'cause I don't know how you heal a scar that deep," said Boulet. "This is more for his friends to get together, have a laugh and get the kids together. Life has to go on."

The Dustin Boulet Memorial Tournament runs this weekend at W.A. Reid Park in Saskatoon.