Softball lovers will have an opportunity to throw gastric cancer a curveball during the
Adam Cantu Memorial Softball Tournament and family fun day from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at Camp Sienna, 7725 Camp Sienna Trail.
One hundred percent of the proceeds for the event will benefit Stupid Strong, a non-profit agency dedicated to raising awareness and much-needed research funding around gastric cancer. Event funds will be specifically directed to critical gastric cancer research at The University of Texas at MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Team and individual entries can be purchased online. Entries for individuals are $50. Team entries are $400 and include a two-game guarantee, lunch and tournament T-shirt. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.
This will be the first charity softball tournament hosted in Sienna. The event is named after Sienna resident Adam Cantu who passed away in August of 2020 after a 10-month struggle with Stage IV stomach cancer. His wife Charlotte is still a resident and continues to advocate for more funding around treatment options for stomach cancer patients, especially at late-stage diagnoses.
This will be a max 30-team co-ed slow pitch tournament for team participants 18 and older. There must be a minimum of 10 players per team. Softballs will be provided, but players must bring their own equipment.
In addition, there will be family-friendly activities and free entertainment including food trucks, music by DJ Ric, a balloon artist, face painter and more. Gift baskets will be raffled throughout the day. At the conclusion of the tournament, a new 2019 XL1200X Harley Davidson motorcycle will be raffled off to a lucky winner.
Mark your calendar to ensure you don’t miss what promises to be a memorable event. Let's play ball y'all and see you on game day! For more information, click here.