Co-ed softball tourney to benefit Eagle Point youth

Saturday, Sept. 18, will be the 2nd co-ed softball tournament to benefit Ethan Jostad, of Eagle Point. It will be held at the White City fields on Highway 140. Each team is guaranteed three games during the day. The entry fee is $150 per team with all proceeds going to the Jostad family. Entries can be sent to URCR/Ethan’s tourney, P.O. Box 126, Eagle Point, OR 97524. Or register and pay at the event before the first game.

Team organizer Wendy Gorman says this year they will have eight slots for amateur teams and eight slots for advanced teams. She hopes to have all the teams registered by Sept. 11.

Vendors are wanted. Contact Wendy Gorman at All4Ethan@yahoo.com or call 830-0656 or 840-0539.

Just a year ago, at the age of seven, Ethan was diagnosed with Stage IV Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS). The name is as difficult as the illness. It is a cancerous tumor that originates in the soft issues of the body. Ethan’s began with a large tumor in his chest and a few smaller tumors in his abdomen. It is very rare, and is only present in about 40 children each year in the United States.

Currently, Ethan’s cancer is in remission but one of the necessities to keep it there is a continuation of chemotherapy. The expenses of all the treatment in Portland and in New York City, in addition to innumerable trips to Rogue Valley Medical Center are incredible.

If you don’t play ball or can’t put a team together, donations are more than welcome. Visit www.paypal.com, under the HomeScreen, select SendMoney, their account is: jostad@charter.net. Or, there is an account at any Rogue Federal Credit Union. Ethan’s website is www.caringbridge.org/visit/ethanjostad.
By Nancy Leonard
Of the Independent

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