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Kickball tournament raises money for cancer research

On August 9, 2009 our lives were changed forever. We lost our father, James W. Deppe to Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. During his last few days, our family made a promise to do something on a large scale to help find a cure for this disease in hope that other families would not have to endure this same tragedy. For the past four years, we have been dedicated to raising money and awareness for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society through Team in Training. We have walked in two half marathons, raising a total of $15,400.00, and will participate in our third half marathon in June 2013 in Lake Placid.

This past weekend we sponsored the 2nd Annual Kick(Ball) Cancer Tournament at the Ski Bowl Park in North Creek, NY. We had eight teams in our double elimination style tournament including The Recess Rejects, The Hammer Toes, The Cougars, Killin’ It, The Wet Willy’s, The Bourbon Street Ballers, and The PHouse One Kick Wonders. In addition to the tournament we offered live music provided by William “One Smooth DJ” Moffitt, a BBQ, snack stand, and a silent auction. The items in the silent auction were all donated by local business and community members. We were able to raise a total of $2,400 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

We would like to thank the Town of Johnsburg, the local businesses, and the community for their continued support. We would also like to thank the countless volunteers who donated their time and efforts to make this year a success. We are planning our 3rd Annual Kick(ball) Cancer Tournament for May 3, 2014. Please contact Julie Deppe-Wolfe at juliedeppewolfe@gmail.com for more information.

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