NRV softball tournament to raise money for summer camp for kids - WSLS 10 NBC in Roanoke/Lynchburg Va

NRV softball tournament to raise money for summer camp for kids with cancer

Posted: Updated:
  • SportsSportsMore>>

  • Virginia Tech, Virginia Meet Media at ACC Kickoff

    Virginia Tech, Virginia Meet Media at ACC Kickoff

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:15 PM EDT2014-07-22 03:15:05 GMT

        The Hokies and the Cavaliers both appear to have some work to do to make a splash in this year's ACC football campaign.

        The Hokies and the Cavaliers both appear to have some work to do to make a splash in this year's ACC football campaign.

     

  • Tremaine Edmunds to Commit Live on WSLS, July 31st

    Tremaine Edmunds to Commit Live on WSLS, July 31st

    Thursday, July 17 2014 7:13 PM EDT2014-07-17 23:13:27 GMT
    Rivals 4 star recruit Tremaine Edmunds has confirmed with ourmedia partnerJason Stamm ofRivals.com and Hokiehaven.com that he will commit live on WSLS 10 on Thursday, July 31st. Edmunds has narrowed his choices down to the University of Maryland, Wake Forest, USC, and Virginia Tech.
    Rivals 4 star recruit Tremaine Edmunds has confirmed with ourmedia partnerJason Stamm ofRivals.com and Hokiehaven.com that he will commit live on WSLS 10 on Thursday, July 31st. Edmunds has narrowed his choices down to the University of Maryland, Wake Forest, USC, and Virginia Tech.
  • Daniels Gets Two-Year Deal with Rockets

    Daniels Gets Two-Year Deal with Rockets

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 12:08 AM EDT2014-07-15 04:08:44 GMT
       Troy Daniels NBA future now looks secure.
       Troy Daniels NBA future now looks secure.

     

This weekend a group of folks in the NRV are hosting a co-ed softball tournament in Blacksburg to make a difference for kids with cancer.

Money raised will benefit "Special Love," Virginia non-profit that offers support to children with cancer and their families, including summer camp.

Chris Thomas was just 9-years-old when he was diagnosed with leukemia and went to camp at Special Love.

He says he'll never forget what he said to his mom when he saw her for the first time after a week away.

"I got off the bus after my first week of camp and I ran up to my mom and spread my arms to hug her and I said mom I'm not un-normal," he explained. 

Chris says Special Love isn't as well known in Southwest Virginia as it is in the rest of the commonwealth, so hopefully this weekend's tournament will also raise awareness in our area.

The tournament begins this Saturday at Jaycee Field in Blacksburg.  Opening Ceremonies begin just before noon.

Powered by WorldNow

WSLS 10, P.O. Box 10
Roanoke, VA 24022-0010

Telephone: 540.981.9110
Fax: 540.343.3157
Email: news@wsls.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.