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Ridgewood Wiffleball Tournament To Benefit Cancer Fund

A participant in the 2014 Wiffle for Cancer tournament in memory of Nick Currey.
A participant in the 2014 Wiffle for Cancer tournament in memory of Nick Currey. Photo Credit: http://wiffleforcancer.org

RIDGEWOOD, N.J. -- The 12th Annual Wiffle for Cancer tournament in memory of Nick Currey will be Sunday, June 12 at Ridgewood High School, 627 E. Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood.

Check-in begins at 11:30 a.m., and the event begins at noon.

In the past 11 years, hundreds of players of all ages and skill levels have taken part in the event, which has raised more than $155,000 to date. All proceeds benefit the Nick Currey Fund and are used to support research to find a cure for Ewing sarcoma.

The fund was created in memory of Nick Currey, Ridgewood High School Class of 2004, who lost his 14-month battle with Ewing sarcoma in 2005 at 19.

Currey was a lifelong player in the RBSA all the way through 12th grade Bonvarlet.

Participants are invited to put together a team of three to five 5 players and register at www.wiffleforcancer.org. There is a $50 registration fee per team. Additional donations are always appreciated.

The tournament features two divisions -- a "competitive" division for those teams (high school and college age boys/girls and competitive adults) who want to compete seriously for a shot at bragging rights as tournament champion and a "recreational" division for those teams (younger kids and noncompetitive adults) who primarily just want to have fun and support the cause. Players of all ages are welcome. The recreational division is the best choice for younger kids.

Teams in each division will be grouped into four-team brackets for an initial round-robin tournament. Each team will play every other team in the bracket once, so every team is guaranteed to play at least three games. At the end of the round-robin portion, the top teams will advance to a single-elimination championship round.

There are trophies for the winning teams, as well as best team name and shirt.

For more information about the tournament and the Nick Currey Fund, as well as online registration, visit www.wiffleforcancer.org. Any questions should be directed to Ralph Currey at wiffleforcancer@gmail.com.

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