Baseball Tourney Aims To Raise Awareness For Prostate Cancer

By WBNG News

April 20, 2012 Updated Apr 20, 2012 at 5:32 PM EST

(WBNG Binghamton) A few local high school baseball teams will get together in the fight against prostate cancer. The Union-Endicott varsity baseball team is hosting a 4 team, two location tournament on Saturday.

It's to raise awareness for the I Turned Pro prostate cancer campaign with Lourdes Hospital, United Health Services and Senator Tom Libous.

"This is not about now for you guys. You're not really affected right now by prostate cancer but as you move forward...you might be touched in your life by your dad, your grandfather, whoever and then when you do get older to my age or whatever, you're going to have to start thinking about it and getting tested," says Union-Endicott coach Tim Harkness.

U-E, Vestal, Oneonta and Athens will take part in the event.

All players will wear blue wristbands provided by the Prostate Cancer foundation.

After each team plays two games, they will gather in the Union-Endicott gym for a talk by former Union-Endicott principal and I turned pro representative Randy Zur.

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