A Bangor teen is asking people to step up to the plate to takes some swings against cancer.
This is the third year Tommy Hosmer, 13, is organizing Team Mimi’s Softball Tournament.
The money goes to Champion the Cure in honor of his grandmother Mimi who passed away from cancer.
The tournament is in May, but right now he’s looking for teams to sign up and businesses to sponsor it.
Tommy says it feels good to help others. He hopes others who pitch in will have the same feeling.
“It’s kind of overwhelming. It’s really fun to do every year knowing that I’m helping other people with cancer, that same thing that my Mimi had,” said Tommy.
“He has raised so much money over the last 5 years in memory of his grandmother and the impact of thy fundraising directly on our care has been phenomenal that kind of money gets used to help cancer patients access the latest research opportunities. But more importantly, frankly, as a fundraiser, what I love about Tommy is that he inspires people to step up and give. It’s incredible,” said Brad Coffey, VP of Philanthropy at EMHS Foundation.
The tournament is May 17th at the Union Street Field in Bangor.
For more information, or to sign up or sponsor the event go to “Team Mimi’s annual softball tournament” on Facebook, or call Tommy’s dad Paul 974-8005