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By Nick Schrager
From 9 a.m., to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, adrenaline will flow as America’s favorite pastime is played in the name of a good cause — breast cancer awareness.
Swing for the Cure, a series of baseball games, will be held for the first time in Lebanon on June 22-23. The games will primarily be played at Graham Memorial Park, though some games might be held at the Marion County High School.
“It will fun,” Matt Thompson, the organizer of the event, said.
His original goal for the event was to raise $20,000 but he has since lowered it to $10,000.
Thompson, who has assembled tournaments for other functions in the past, said Swing for the Cure will have all-star and traveling teams with players ranging from 7 to 15 years of age.
There will be approximately 30-44 teams playing in all and everyone is welcome to attend. Admission is $5. Children 12 and under are free. Attendees can also quench their hunger and thirst with concessions that will be available during the event.
Donations will also be accepted on top of the admission fee and all of the money will be given to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, which invests in research with a goal of ending breast cancer.