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Softball benefit held

The 1st annual “Homeruns for Breast Cancer Awareness” softball tournament was held at the White Hall softball complex recently.

Nine co-ed teams showed up to show their support for the fight against breast cancer.

Jordan Drye said the idea of having a softball tournament came to her when a good friend and role model was diagnosed with breast cancer a few months ago. She said that made her realize how personal the fight against breast cancer can be to everyone. Her hope for the co-ed softball tournament is to allow the community to stand together in strength against breast cancer.

The nine teams that competed were: Jefferson County Juvenile Justice Center, Jefferson County Sheriffs Office, the “Missfits” from Jonesboro,and Fire Department.

“Heavenly Harmony” sang the National Anthem and Wanda Simpson, a 16 year breast cancer survivor, threw out the first pitch of the tournament.

Drye said the tournament raised $3,300 and all the proceeds would be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. She also said she was “totally overwhelmed” with all the volunteers that donated their time for tournament.

Swan Lake Flying Service took first place in the tournament by beating T.O.B.