FORT WAYNE — Summit City Sluggers is going above and beyond to help one of its former players.
Former Summit City product Tyler Nix and his wife, Stephanie Leigh Lineback, recently found out that their 11-month old son, Teddy, was diagnosed with cancer.
Summity City will be putting on a double-elimination wiffle ball tournament to help offset the medical bills for Teddy who has cancer in both eyes. The Sluggers will be partnered with the Fort Wayne TinCaps for this fundraiser as well.
The tournament will start at noon on Oct. 23 at Indian Trails Park (10313 Aboite Center Road, Fort Wayne). Each game is expect to last roughly 25 minutes long. The Sluggers are looking for 100 teams to participate in this worthy cause.
Cost is $50 per team, rosters are capped at seven players per squad. All money raised will go directly back to the Nix family for medical costs.
More information on this event can be found by visiting the organization’s website: http://www.summitcitysluggers.com/