Town Talk, In The Community: - Little Angels Softball Tournament raises over $1,600
On Saturday, May 10th, the Little Angels Foundation (LAF) held their 4th Annual Childhood Cancer Softball Tournament in honor of Baby Brielle at Camp Upland.
Baby Brielle, suffers from multiple complications from birth as well as "dumping syndrome" - which is sometimes caused from stomach surgery.
The condition makes eating at certain times mandatory or her sugar could plunge, sending her in a coma. LAF was able to raise over $1600 from the tournament for their cause.
Board Members Shanna McGovern and Megan Tillman worked tirelessly with ASA of PA District 6 commissioner Joe Organek to put the tournament together.
"This tournament is our go to event every year, to involve the community and the family in need. The softball community is always looking to help our cause and the families in need usually join in on the event as well," LAF president Dale Kerns said.
"This year Brielle's Bunch added a team into the tournament, last year Kayla's family entered a team when we honored young Kayla in the 2013 tournament. The babies are an inspiration to us all and anything we can do to ease their pain is the goal of our foundation," explained Kerns.
The day was beautiful on Saturday and the rain held off just in time to finish the tournament.
The winning team was Cocco's Pizzeria & Pub of Aston II from the Millennium Sunday Softball League.
Cocco's battled throughout the day to take home the Little Angels 2014 championship plaque.
The tournament organizers would like to thank Cocco's Pizza of Brookhaven who sponsors the event annually, Joe Organek of the ASA and Mike Gresskoff of Wally's Dog House for their continued support, along with all our volunteers and donors.
Upcoming Little Angels Foundation events include Coach Bag Bingo on June 16th - 7:00 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus in Ridley Township - contact vice president Angel Gallop and the 6th Annual Little Angels Childhood Cancer Gala on September 6th - 7:00 p.m. at the Saint James Doghouse in Eddystone.
Both events support the LAF mission statement to "help children in need".
To donate, or volunteer to the Little Angels Foundation or to give a referral of a sick child/family in need please go to our website: www.littleangels-laf.com or check out our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/laf2011
The Little Angels Foundation - Delaware County was founded in 2010 by Eddystone brothers Dale and Kevin Kerns and Daniel Schmidt to help area children who suffer from life-threatening illnesses.
Since that time the organization has held an annual softball tournament, held shopping sprees, and many other events to help the community.