A benefit for Kelsie Peterson, a 2009 Cherokee Washington High graduate recently diagnosed with cancer, will be held this Sunday, in Cherokee.
A Co-ed Slowpitch Softball Tournament at Wescott Park in Cherokee has been organized that day at 9 a.m., with proceeds benefiting Peterson to help defray mounting medical costs.
Anyone who is interested in playing and are not yet on a team are encouraged to show up at 8:30 a.m. and they will assigned to a team at that time.
A grill out with hot dogs, cold pork sandwiches, and chips,will start at noon and there will also be a bake sale at that time. There will be a free will donation for the grill out.
A silent auction and raffle will begin at 4 p.m., with various items having been donated for the auction by area businesses.
Kelsie has begun rigorous chemotherapy treatment that will continue for the next year. She participated in many sports at WHS and was enrolled at Dakota State University and is a member of the DSU softball team. Because of her illness, she will be unable to return to college this upcoming year.
For more information contact Misty Bruhn at 229-5235, or Alanna Valentine at 299-4026.