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Slo-pitch tournament helping LABIS raise awareness

The Lloydminster and Area Brain Injury Society is looking to raise awareness and funds with their annual slo-pitch tournament. The tournament is being put on for the second year with all the proceeds remaining in the community.

Executive Director Michelle Neufeld says the non-profit organization provides free programming for people with brain injuries.

“Our programs are educational and recreational, but they’re mainly the social part of it as so many people with brain injuries lose touch with their friendships and contacts that they had prior to their brain injury. It’s kind of a prevention of isolation as well.”

Last year, the event raised about $10,000. Neufeld says the funds go towards their programs for those affected with brain injuries, as well as their loved ones.

“Also provides the resources and referrals for their families and caregivers and even the general public.”

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The tournament takes place over two days starting on September 22 at the Lloyd Legion Ball Diamonds. Spots are still available for teams to register and people interested in participating can contact LABIS.

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