Strikes Against Cancer Annual Baseball Tournament
8th Annual Strikes Against Cancer 2018 Tournament in the DFW-Metro-Plex MAY 5th and 6th.
“The World Series in a Weekend!” Hosted by Travel Sports
Welcome Super Hero! Every year you help raise thousands of dollars for clinical cancer research. The 8th Annual Strikes Against Cancer Tournament will be hosted by Travel Sports. Please sign-up on their website for the 2018 Tournament to reserve your spot. www.travelsportsbaseball.com
Our Tournament is always the First Weekend in May. Every so often, 3 to 4 years, Mother’s Day falls on our Tournament date. When this happens we push our date forward to the First of the Month. This allows us to harvest more Umpires, and Facilities.
With that reminder, always register well in advance. This is a First Come, First Paid, to Reserve your Team, Tournament. We typically have over a 1,000 sign-up, but if a team fails to register, pay, and reserve their placement… that team is probably not going to gain entry due to the advanced scheduling.
As the baseball community is well aware of, teams travel great distances to come and compete. This is a Life Event. Families travel in for the week to take advantage of the North Texas Medical and Cancer Facilities. This is just another factor why our tournament has evolved into “The World Series in a Weekend”.
The 8th Annual Tournament will be capped to the First 500 Teams that Register and Pay! Please note, High School Playoffs occur at the same time as our tournament, so it is critical that you plan in advance.
More information will be posted on Hotel and Destination Discounts from the McKinney Visitors Convention Bureau. The McKinney Convention and Visitors Bureau (MCVB) strives to bring visitors to the community to generate economic impact by promoting and developing McKinney, and all North Texas, as a destination for business and leisure travelers alike. MCVB will be in communication with surrounding DFW VCB Cities to support you playing at our event, and get your family the greatest travel accommodations available. http://www.visitmckinney.com/
7th Annual “Strikes Against Cancer” Tournament in McKinney, Texas 2017
The 7th Anniversary “Strikes Against Cancer”, a USSSA sanctioned tournament, was hosted in the City of McKinney, Texas and surrounding areas on the First Weekend of May, 2017. Over 470 teams and 50,000 people came into North Texas to support us in 70 different site in DFW. We know you are traveling great distances to compete and fight the disease “One Strike at a Time”. These proceeds go specifically to clinical research! The 2017 Tournament proceeds went to: The American Brain Tumor Association, Melanoma Research Foundation, National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, and Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Thank you. All of the athletes, parents, families and coaches have matured Strikes Against Cancer into one of the premier tournaments in the Southwest, evolving it to a World Series in a Weekend!
A Thank You Note from the Mayor of McKinney on Previous Tournaments:
I want to personally thank all of the players, family members and visitors to McKinney as you participated in the Strikes Against Cancer Baseball Tournament. We’ve welcomed more than 500 teams from all over Texas and the surrounding states, and I’m proud to announce that we had over a 1,000 teams register, and over 500 teams play in the Annual Strikes Against Cancer Tournament, truly making this a World Series in a Weekend!
Not only are you celebrating our national pastime, but you are raising money and awareness to fight cancer, a disease that affects everyone. McKinney is honored to have you as our guests.
I’ve had the privilege of knowing McKinney resident and baseball player Geordon Cox who started the Strikes Against Cancer organization when he was just 11 years old to share his love of baseball and to honor his mother by raising money and awareness to fight cancer. He’s has been recognized 2 times as the Chevy Hometown Hero of the Week on Fox Sports Southwest. We couldn’t be more proud of Geordon and what he’s accomplished.
To everyone who has been touched by cancer, we hope this tournament helps bring us one step closer to winning the fight against this disease.
While you where here, I hope you had the opportunity to experience our historic downtown, as well as the many restaurants and shops in our community and the welcoming spirit of our residents. On behalf of the McKinney City Council and all of our local businesses as well as Geordon Cox, his family and all of those that fight the fight every day against cancer, thank you for your participation in the Strikes Against Cancer Baseball Tournament.
Representative Scott Sanford, Geordon Cox, Mayor Brian Loughmiller at the 2015 McKinney City Awards.