Kickball tournament to raise money for battling breast cancer

Want to play kickball for a good cause?

Sign up a team for the Kickball for Breast Cancer Tournament. The tournament will be Sunday, April 10 at the Britt David Fields.

Leslie Cox and Rhiannon Harrell are organizing the tournament to raise money to participate in the Susan G. Komen 3-day Walk for the Cure. Cox and Harrell will travel to Washington, D.C. in September and walk 60 miles in three days with thousands of other men and women to raise money for community-based breast health programs and breast cancer research.

Each participant in the walk is required to raise at least $2,300, but Cox said they’d like to raise $5,000. They decided to hold a kickball tournament as a fundraiser because kickball is a fun and commonly played game. Most people know the rules, she said, and those who don’t can apply the rules from softball.

Tournament registration costs $150 per team. Each team can have 15 players -- 10 to play in the field and five alternates or substitutes. All players must be at least 16 years old. Each team member will receive a t-shirt, drink and hamburger or hot dog on the day of the event.

Once registered, teams do not need to raise any money -- the registration fee is considered part of the fundraising. Cox said they would like to have 32 teams registered.

The tournament will begin at 11:30 a.m. and last until the final teams play. Cox said people are welcome to come and watch the tournament free of charge and that they plan to have a few carnival games, an inflated slide, face painting, a donation table and concessions. For more information or to register, send an email to rhiandlesfightbc@gmail.com. The deadline to register is March 27.

Sara Pauff, 706-320-4469