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TSB’s Top Sports Stories of 2012: Strikes Against Cancer Baseball Tournament Brings Over 200 Teams to McKinney (No. 8)

Submitted by TSB Community

Young baseball players from 248 select youth teams traveled with their families to McKinney in early May for the Strikes Against Cancer tournament. The ballgames filled the baseball facilities throughout McKinney as well as in Celina, Little Elm and Allen.

Strikes Against Cancer is the brainchild of Adam’s son, 13-year-old Geordon, with whom he shares a love for baseball. Geordon’s mom, Lisa, loved to watch her son pitch, and after she was diagnosed with uterine cancer, father and son came up with the idea to take pledges from friends and family for every strike Geordon threw in his 2011 season. They would then donate the money to cancer research and awareness; Geordon had found a way to help his mom, who lost her battle with cancer in Novemeber, and others. His coach and team got wind of this challenge and wanted to help, so they collectively decided to turn this fundraising idea into a full-fledged fundraising effort, Strikes Against Cancer.

As stated on the organization’s website, Strikes Against Cancer is fighting cancer one strike at a time.  Visitors to the site can make donations, leave memorials for those they’ve lost and pay tribute to survivors. The organization also has specially-designed apparel available from their site.

For more about Strikes Against Cancer, visit the organization’s website: www.strikesagainstcancer.org.

For TSB’s original story on Strikes Against Cancer, please click here.

Town Square Buzz is looking back at the most newsworthy sports events of 2012 with our top-10 countdown that runs from Dec. 22-31. The complete list, with links included, will be included at the bottom of every story in case you miss one and would like to go back to it.

TSB’s Top News Stories of 2012

10. Milam Resigns as McKinney Boyd Baseball Coach

9. The Courts Tennis Center Receives National Award

8. Strikes Against Cancer Baseball Tournament Brings Over 200 Teams to McKinney

7. Coming Tuesday, Dec. 25

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