Mase Madness

By Haley Burton

July 11, 2012 Updated Jul 11, 2012 at 5:30 PM EDT

Johnson City, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Mason McKan's name is living on through his family who have turned a tragedy in their life into something positive for other children.

Mase Madness will be held August 11-12.

Ron and Kate McKan joined us on Action News at 5:00 to talk about the upcoming event.

The McKan's son, Mason, passed away from Sudden Infant Death Disorder in January 2012.

To help his name live on, they have launched a basketball tournament August 11 and 12 at Johnson City Middle School.

Proceeds will benefit the Mason P. McKan Scholarship Fund. The scholarship will help send local children to the BX Strength and Speed Development training center throughout their high school career.