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Friends and Neighbors: Patty Shaw

 

Tonia Copeland

Patty Shaw wears the first edition t-shirt from the Andy Shaw Memorial Softball Tournament proudly.

This is a big year for the Andy Shaw Memorial Softball Tournament – it is 10 years old.

The tournament first began as a fundraising effort for its namesake, Andy Shaw, according to his mom, Patty.

"About five months before his 21st birthday, Andy was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma," Shaw said. "He was fighting it, and he went to Denver for a stem cell transplant and some of his friends decided to have a co-ed softball game to raise money for his medical bills. It wasn't that Andy was that big into baseball, it was just that's what they decided to do for a money making thing."

The tourn...



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