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McKinney baseball tournament striking out cancer

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McKINNEY, Texas -

A baseball tournament at Craig Ranch in McKinney this weekend is helping benefit cancer research.

The tournament is also supporting 13-year-old Geordon Cox, who lost his mother to cancer last year.

"I want to do this for my mom and two, I wanted to do this so no kid ever has to see their mother suffer from cancer," said Geordon.

He came up with the idea for Strikes Against Cancer.

The mayor of McKinney through out the first pitch to kick off the tournament.

Lisa Cox was able to attend one of her son's game last year.

"It took everything that she could be, in every part of her fiber to come out to last year's tournament," said Geordon's father Adam Cox who also lost his mother to cancer.

"She just never quit and I feel she's with me all the time," said Geordon Cox.

The number of teams involved in the tournament has more than doubled to more than 380 teams this year.

The goal this year is to raise $150,000 for cancer research.


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