'Ballin 4 A Cure' softball tournament raises money for cancer research, victims
Kaylee Langley, 13 (pink jacket), looks on as participants release balloons. Photo by Daniel Brown.
ELLISVILLE, MS (WDAM) -
Jones County Relay 4 A Cure partnered with Jones County Glass to put together the 'Ballin 4 A Cure' softball tournament at Merchant's Park in Ellisville Saturday morning.
13-year-old Kaylee Langley, who will officially be in remission for Leukemia in May, threw out the first pitch to kick off the festivities.
"It amazes me that she's able to stand out here today and be able to do that because a few years ago when I was with her she would not have been able to do that," Lauren Robinson, chairwoman of Relay 4 A Cure said. "It makes me proud for her, it makes me proud for our teams that work so hard because we can look at her and see the reason that we raise money."
Kelly Parker, Ballin 4 A Cure event coordinator, said, "It's an honor to come out here and watch Kaylee. I have family that has passed away from cancer and currently has cancer. So, it's a big impact on my family as well."
When asked what it meant to have so much support for today's event Langley boasted "it feels awesome!"
Six teams participated and raised more than $1,600.