Playing for Mason

By Brandi Bailey

August 7, 2013 Updated Aug 8, 2013 at 9:03 AM EST

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) On a mission to keep their son's memory alive, the McKans announce the second annual Mase Madness tournament.

Mason McKan was six months old when he died of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

His parents, Ron and Kate McKan decided instead of a birthday party they would start something that could help the community.

The Tournament will take place this weekend.

There are 31 teams already signed up to play and while the event is sold out, the McKan family encourages people to come out and celebrate their son.

The courts will open at 4 p.m. on Friday night. The final games will be played Sunday at 5:45 p.m..

There will be a silent auction, face painting and games for kids.

The McKans say this tournament helps them through the healing process of loosing their son.

"Although we miss him like it's Jan. 26, 2012 every day of our lives, it gives us an opportunity to plan something in his honor and on behalf of him because we really feel like he was here for a bigger purpose," Kate McKan said.

Proceeds from the tournament go into the Mason P. McKan Benevolence Fund.

That money will then be used to send community children in need to the BX Player Development Group. It's a local training facility designed to help kids become better athletes.

The McKans are also asking that people donate school supplies. They will be distributed to children in need.

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