COLDWATER HOSTS WORLD’S LARGEST MDA TOURNAMENT

August 17, 2006   Business News
(PRLEAP.COM) DAYTON, Ohio, August 17, 2006 – August 16 through August 20, Coldwater Memorial Park will host over 75 International Men’s and Women’s Softball Teams competing in the Coldwater MD Softball Tournament, the World’s Largest MDA Tournament.

This annual softball tournament benefiting the Greater Miami Valley Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) includes a softball tournament with four divisions, running weekdays 6 p.m. to Midnight and weekend days 9 a.m. to Midnight, two horseshoe tournaments (August 18 at 7:30 p.m. and August 20 at 2 p.m), two beanbag tournaments (August 19 at 2 p.m. for 13 & under; August 19 at 7 p.m. for 14 & Up), and two Hillbilly golf tournaments (August 20 at 3 p.m.).

Proceeds from the Coldwater MD Softball Tournament will assist more than 400 families in the Greater Dayton Area. MDA provides assistance in the purchases of wheelchairs, leg braces and communication devices for patients and offers five support groups. MDA’s Summer Camp is an exciting week at Camp Joy in Clarksville, Ohio for children ages 6-21 living with any one of 43 neuromuscular diseases.

MDA (www.mda.org) is a non-profit organization not funded by United Way or the Federal Government and is the number one provider of neuromuscular research. This voluntary health agency works to defeat more than 40 neuromuscular diseases through programs of worldwide research, comprehensive services, and far-reaching professional and public health education. The largest fundraiser for MDA is the Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon, which will be featured locally on ABC-WKEF Channel 22 on September 3 and 4 from 11:35 p.m. until 7 p.m.

For more information about Coldwater MD Softball Tournament, please contact Brittany Cusick at 937-296-1160 or byoung@mdausa.org.
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