Softball tourney a success


By Bev Mullen - For the Record-Herald



Gloria Runnels throws out the first pitch of the 2015 “Batting for Boobies” softball tournament.


It was a day of many emotions: the determination of the softball tournament organizers, Andy Lewis, Linda Bushey and their staff; the courage of Gloria Runnels, the honoree for this year’s tournament; the competitive spirit of the athletes playing to ease the financial burden for one family dealing with cancer; and the patient support of family, friends and community members who supported the day’s events.

On Saturday, Aug. 8, the annual “Batting for Boobies” double elimination softball tournament was held. This popular event is the brainchild of Andy Lewis and Linda Bushey. Lewis and Bushey have both had family members who have faced cancer. Lewis’ three aunts all battled cancer. Two of them did not win that battle.

That is the impetus behind the tournament. Find a person who is fighting cancer, raise as much money as possible and donate that money to that person to help with the financial struggle that occurs while fighting the emotional and physical aspects of this disease.

It was a successful day as well with several thousand dollars being presented to Gloria to help with her fight against breast cancer. For information about next year’s tournament – how your team can enter, how to volunteer for the tournament, how to become a sponsor or how to donate, please call Andy Lewis State Farm at 740-335-6698.

Gloria Runnels throws out the first pitch of the 2015 “Batting for Boobies” softball tournament.
http://recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_Gloria-Runnels.jpgGloria Runnels throws out the first pitch of the 2015 “Batting for Boobies” softball tournament.

By Bev Mullen

For the Record-Herald

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