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Women's Division in Caber Toss

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Women's Division in Caber Toss Sun, 05 Mar 2017 04:04:23 +0000 Women's Division in Caber Toss Women's Division in Caber Toss WMBB panama city. the twenty fifth annual panama city scottish festival and highland games just wrapped up at frank brown park. the event included traditional scottish music and bagpipes, old world food, and iconic games such as... crowd favorite... the caber toss. but as news 13's carly mascitti tells us, this year's toss featured something new. the caber toss is a staple at the panama city scottish festival and highland games. but for the past twenty four years... it was a man's game. this year... the competition looked a little different. <denise boyd, caber toss competitor "the athletic director who's in charge of the event today, said that he had so many people contact him to see if women were going to compete that he ultimately felt like he had to since there was so much interest. i had contacted him initially, and he had said no. then, i got a message back just a few weeks later saying, 'yes, we're going to open it up to women.'" eight women participated in the iconic scottish game on saturday. competitor denise boyd says the event has allowed her to meet other locals who share her interest. denise boyd, caber toss competitor "to be able to come to a close event and meet people who are in this area who do scottish highland games, as well, is huge." tossing a caber... or full length log... is no easy feat. but... boyd says that it is one that can be accomplished by people of all ages. denise boyd, caber toss competitor "i started doing scottish highland acitivity games in october 2016, and it's primarily because i thought that seeing what other women were doing at all age ranges was amazing to me, as well as the men. we typically see athletes from eighteen to in their sixties." boyd says that it's the people she has met... that make it all worthwhile. denise boyd, caber toss competitor "we all have facebook pages. there's groups that get together and train together. when we go to activities and we actually meet and see each other, it's like homecoming weekend type thing. the community really makes it worth it." in panama city beach, carly mascitti, news 13.> 13.> festival president joyce oakley says that adding a female division is just another step towards making the festival bigger

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