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TWINSBURG -- The annual Snowball Softball Tournament, on Feb. 11 and organized by Relay For Life Team Livia's Leapers, was the most successful ever, raising more than $4,600 for the American Cancer Society.
In its 11th year, the fundraising tournament was at at the ballfields at R.B. Chamberlin Middle School and honors 19-year-old Olivia DePiore, who has been in remission from leukemia since 2006.
Players from eight teams battled the mud and slop in 45-degree weather, helping the event to surpass last year's totals.
Key sponsors included Night and Day Pediatrics; Mavis Winkle's; Instacopy Printing; and Felber PR and Marketing.
In the "Cancer Sucks Division," Instacopy and Passin' Gas finished with 2-1 records in the round robin format.
In a three-inning tie breaker, Passin' Gas got the win, 10-6, to advance to the championship. Remission Rules Division was represented by SMASHlees in the championship, after going undefeated in their round robin play. SMASHlees beat Passin' Gas, 10-8.
Food, beverages and raffles followed at Mavis Winkle's in Twinsburg.