Slapong Tournament

By WBNG News

Slapong Tournament

July 22, 2010 Updated Jan 16, 2010 at 11:59 PM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) A unique tournament raises money for a device, that can help save lives.

Seven teams competed in a Slapong tournament here at Binghamton High School.

It's a combination of volleyball, dodge ball and ping-pong.

Kevin Foley organized the fundraiser for his friend, 19 year-old Sam George, who passed away in November.

George had a weak heart and died while playing in a basketball game.

Foley says he hopes to raise enough money to buy a defibrillator for Recreation Park in Binghamton, so people in need can receive help sooner.

"He was a good friend and he liked to play slapong with us a lot, he was playing a couple days before he passed away. It's good because we want to save a life so people don't just die playing sports," says Foley.

Foley says he plans on holding more tournaments, and hopes to raise the $1,200 dollars needed for the defibrillator.

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