Softball tourney to raise funds for local family

Softball tourney to raise funds for local family

The 22nd annual Coed Softball Benefit Tournament is taking place next weekend and will be raising funds for Steve and Amber Dyer and the Gastineau Humane Society.

Tournament organizer Michele Stuart Morgan, who started the tournament 22 years ago, said the tournament gets behind different causes every year.

“We always try to find someone in our community to help and being that Amber played softball, we really wanted to do something,” Morgan said.

According to the GoFundMe page, the couple’s doctor found a “concerning mass” in their daughter Lucy’s abdomen that would later prove to be a tumor. Once admitted to Seattle Children’s Hospital, doctors diagnosed her with a neuroblastoma tumor. The GoFundMe campaign set up for Lucy has raised over $9,000 as of Wednesday.

As of Wednesday, there are 90 players signed up to play in the tournament. The tournament will form teams on its own through a draft on Saturday.

“This will give the option for players to play with players they haven’t played with necessarily,” Morgan said.

Contact Morgan at 209-1452 with questions or to sign up.

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