Portland kickball tournament Saturday remembers John ‘Grizzly’ Hillis

An Ionia County family is turning their grief over the loss of their youngest brother and son into action, and a message of hope for those struggling with mental illness.

The John “Grizzly” Hillis Inaugural Kickball Tournament will be Saturday at the Bogue Flats Recreational Area in Portland. Registration begins at 9 a.m., with games getting underway at 10 a.m.