Tomorrow our family we attend the Michael Napoleone Memorial Foundation Annual Baseball Tournament in Batavia. Last year the tournament was later in the summer, but this year is being held Fri-Sat-Sun of Memorial Weekend in Batavia NY. In addition to the Little League tournament taking place on the Little League fields on State Street, there will be activities for the whole family throughout the weekend. To learn more about this event, you can become a fan of the Michael Napoleone Memorial Foundation on facebook or go to michaelshope.org
The Foundation was started in 2007 to honor the memory of Michael Napoleone who passed away from Burkitt's Lymphoma/Leukemia when he was just 8 years old. The goal of the Foundation is to raise awareness about childhood cancer, support local families with a child undergoing treatment, and to raise funds for pediatric cancer research. Our family was blessed with financial and moral support from this wonderful group.
Last year I was honored to speak during the awareness ceremony at the tournament and tomorrow I will do the same. Of course Matt and the kids will be along for moral support. And I have a feeling that I will capture a bit more of people's attention with 4 cute kids in tow:)