The annual three-day Dave Sanders Tournament is co-hosted by Lakewood and Columbine High Schools and begins on the Thursday following Labor Day. The tournament had been in place for many years and was re-named in 1999 in honor of Columbine's softball coach who helped save many lives before becoming a victim in the tragic shooting that year.
The first day of the tournament is played at Columbine at the Dave Sanders Memorial Field, with Sanders' wife Linda throwing out the first pitch. The remainder of the tournament is held at the Aurora Sports Park, site of the State Championship games.
Teams interested in playing in the tournament should contact Athletic Director Mike Hughes.