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Hundreds of softball players compete for charity


ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- Hundreds of softball players participated in the 4th annual "Swing 4 a Cure" tournament on Saturday.  The tournament was started by Jery Parker of Rochester, who has been diagnosed with cancer 5 times. 

"People need to help people, comfort them and talk to them and guide them through it-that's what it's all about," said Parker.

More than 25 teams from as far away as the Twin Cities and Iowa, came to participate in the tournament.

"We know that sometimes a call doesn't go your way, but it's all for enjoyment," said Royal Johnson, a player from Rochester.  "We're here for the same reason, it's a fun time. But we're here to win, too, we want to win."

After the games, players listened to cancer survivors share their stories.  The teams received trophies for supporting the cause.  All proceeds from the tournament will benefit KTTC's Eagles Cancer Telethon.

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