Kelowna's Jim Lidster helped the California Gold Rush win gold this month in Utah.

Lidster golden at World Senior Games

Kelowna man helps California 80+ team win gold in slo-pitch

Kelowna’s Jim Lidster has added another shiny prize to his already vast collection of hardware in seniors’ slo-pitch softball.

Lidster, 83, helped the California Gold Rush to a gold medal in the 80+ division of softball at the World Senior Games last week in St. George, Utah.

The Kelowna senior now has 45 medals, 13 rings and three watches to show from Canadian and American tournaments during his 25 years of playing slo-pitch.

Lidster will turn 84 next February, but isn’t the oldest player among the 14 local teams which make up the morning slo-pitch league in Kelowna.

“The progression from night league to retirement play keeps you off the couch, helps maintain coordination, and meet new friends you never forget,” said Lidster.

Kelowna’s retirement league will resume play next spring for the 2016 season.

Lidster keeps his skills sharp in the offseason, playing slo-pitch in Phoenix where he spends three months each winter.



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