VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Rather than playing ball for a win and representing the names on jerseys, players will be swinging for a cure.
Swing for a Cure is a fundraising event to help families within the softball community who are struggling with cancer. For 14 years the event has helped players, coaches, umpires, families, and has raised over $270,000.
The first tournament will take place on September 15-17 for divisions 8U, 10U, and High School. The second tournament will take place on the 22-24 for divisions 12U and 14U. Both tournaments will take place at the Terre Haute Miss Softball America Ballpark (THMSA).
Those who attend this years event can expect between 40 to 50 teams competing in the tournament, a silent auction, and other activities.
Organizer Erica Arnold said it’s a great way to give back to the community.
“There’s so many special things that go on. I know that when we get emails about this tournament, and messages on Facebook, they’re all looking forward to it. We keep hearing over and over again, it’s our favorite tournament of the year and it’s such an important event for us,” Erica said.
Player Brynnlee Arnold has been playing for 4 years and she said she’s excited.
“It’s just like really fun and I like swinging for people that have cancer. And I swing for my mee-maw, because she had cancer. So, it’s really fun to play here,” Brynnlee said.