Strikes Against Cancer
Strikes Against Cancer was the idea of 11 year old Geordon Cox during his mother’s four year battle with endometrial and cervical cancer. He decided to join his mother in her fight by channeling his frustration, love, and energy in to something positive and Strikes Against Cancer was born. Geordon lost his mother, Lisa, in November 2012.
Over seven years later, this tournament has evolved into more than baseball, it has become a Life Event. Traveling families of great distances benefit the week before the games as they take advantage of the renown North Texas Medical and Cancer Facilities. Strikes Against Cancer donates to fight ALL forms of cancer. These proceeds go specifically to clinical research! The 2017 proceeds went to: The American Brain Tumor Association, Melanoma Research Foundation, National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, and Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Shown left; Geordon Cox and McKinney Mayor Brian Loughmiller. On October 18th, 2011, The Mayor of McKinney, Brain Loughmiller, and the City Council, signed the Proclamation that “The First Weekend of Every May” will be forever known as “Strikes Against Cancer Weekend in the City of McKinney” for Geordon and his mother Lisa.