Charity Softball Tournament Hopes to "Strikeout Cancer"
The inaugural "Strikeout Cancer" softball tournament was held at Peavy Park in Warner Robins on Saturday.
Nine teams came out to benefit the Joanna McAfee Childhood Cancer Foundation. This organization focuses on research for childhood cancer. Event organizer Adam Hamlin said the event not only helps children but also someone close to his heart.
“My mom has cancer,” Hamlin said. “I got really big into playing softball these days, so I'm just trying to give back to the community and try to raise some awareness for cancer, since it has hit so close to home."
According to the Atlanta Medical Center, cancer is the second leading cause of death in Georgia, behind cardiovascular disease. The charity event raised about $2000. Hamlin hopes to continue the event next year.