Softball tournament will honor suicide victims
Honoring victims of suicide, the third annual Shanece Sullivan Slow-Pitch Softball Tournament takes place Saturday, June 12, at the Campbell Jr. High softball field. Starting at 8 a.m., seven local softball teams will compete to honor those who have been lost. Children can bounce on inflatables, munch on Kona Ice, and take part in face painting.
“Shanece Sullivan is my sister,” said Jasmin King, coordinator and co-founder of the event. “Shanece committed suicide in 2015. She was a softball player, so Skye Skinner and I put together a softball tournament to honor her and others like her.”
Skinner was Sullivan’s best friend and a teammate on her softball team. She suggested starting the annual event in 2019 and has coordinated it with King since. In addition to Sullivan, the event will be honoring Seven Bridges, Dustin Ford, and Kino Kendall – all members of the Clark County Community who were victims of suicide.
In the past, the event has donated to the Suicide Awareness Health Fund, Lady Veterans Connect and the Clark County Homeless Shelter. This year, all proceeds will go toward Camp Hope – an organization helping veterans cope with PTSD.
Concessions are available at the event, along with booths from t-shirt company A Squared Productions, and Paparazzi consultants Dora’s Bling Boutique. Those in attendance will have the chance to enter a raffle for one of two gift baskets – one for men, and one for women. The baskets offer gift cards, free haircuts, fishing supplies, and much more.
Raffle tickets are $5 each and $20 for five, and are available until the day of the tournament on June 12. There are no limits to how many tickets can be bought.
To purchase a ticket, contact Jasmin King at 859-684-2813, or Skye Skinner via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Cash donations are also accepted, and all payments can be done through Venmo and Cashapp.
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