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We hope you enjoy some of our Strikes Against Cancer history. Please direct any inquiries to info@strikesagainstcancer.org

1 Triple Creek Academy and Texas Tournament Baseball coordinate Strikes Against Cancer Tournament as USSSA family
December 26th, 2011
For the first time in USSSA history two tournament coordinators joined forces for the success, and benefit, of the Strikes Against Cancer Tournament. Ross Powell, of Triple Creek Academy, and Perry Hollaway, of Texas Tournament Baseball, have solidified the relationship of the USSSA family as the coordinate together as a team on the Strikes Against Cancer Tournament the First Weekend of Every May. The Strikes Against Cancer Board of Direcotors appreciate the collaberative efforts of Ross and Perry to make this 2012 Tournament an overwhelming success. God bless and a special thanks to the these two men on behalf of all the families suffering from this terrible disease.

To register for the Strikes Against Cancer Tournament please go to the Triple Creek Academy website.

www.tcaball.com

www.texastournamentbaseball.com

www.usssa.com

2 The United State of America Patent and Trademark Office Recognize Strikes Against Cancer
December 12th, 2011
The USTPO recognized the Oficial Publication of the Strikes Against Cancer Trademark! This know allows the Strikes Against Cancer Board of Direcotrs to aggressively expand our merchanidizng program with a variety of products.
3 The Mayor of McKinney and City Council Sign Proclamation of Strikes Against Cancer Weekend
October 18th, 2011
The Mayor of McKinney, Brian Loughmiller, and the City Council announce the Proclamation of Strikes Against Cancer Weekend the first weekend of every May! The Mayor, and the City of McKinney also publish a letter welcoming all select travel teams to the Strikes Against Cancer Tournament.

The 2nd Annual “Strikes Against Cancer”, a USSSA sanctioned tournament, will be hosted in McKinney, Texas on May 4th, 5th and 6th of 2012. The Tournament will be played at Triple Creek Academy, The Ballfields at Craig Ranch, The City of McKInney Fields; Mouzon, Gabe Nesbitt Community Fields (5 Plex and 3 Community), and Towne Lake. On October 18th, 2011, The Mayor of McKinney, Brain Loughmiller, and the City Council signed a Proclamation that the First Weekend of every May will be forever known as “Strikes Against Cancer Weekend” for Geordon and his mother Lisa.

4 The Allen Image
August Issue and Feature 2011
Written by Peggy Helmick-Richardson. Geordon’s dream of Strikes Against Cancer was featured in the Allen Image for the August 2011 edition. Peggy interview Geordon, his father Adam Cox, CCBUA Area Director Jeff Carter, Head Coach Phil Taylor, Spokesperson Robbie Robertson, Tom Goller and Tournament Ruling Director Brad Davis.
Many thanks to the CCBUA, Buffalo Wild Wings McKinney #207, and On Demand Press for their contributions.
Thank you for your support and feature! www.allenimage.com
5 Mickey Mantle World Series in McKinney, Texas
August 3rd to 5th 2011
David Gunter of the Mickey Mantle World Series has asked Geordon Cox of Strikes Against Cancer to throw in the First Pitch at the Opening Ceremonies at Al Alford Field at 7:30 PM. The MMWS Committee and the Collin County Umpires Association have partnered with Strikes Against Cancer to assist in building our awareness around the community.
Thank you for your support! www.themmws.com
6 The McKinney Courier Gazzette
July 3, 2011 Volume 114, NO. 103
Strikes Against Cancer was featured in the “All About McKinney” section of the McKinney Courier Gazette. Vice President, and Spokesperson, Robbie Robertson had the opportunity to share about; Geordon, his mother Lisa, how the idea started, the first Tournament, and how cancer has touch so many people in the community as well as Geordon’s Head Coach Phil Taylor.

Many thanks to Marthe Stinton, McKinney Courier Gazette staff writer, for the wonderful story.

7 Strikes Against Cancer USSSA Tournament in McKinney, Texas
May 11th, 2011 Strikes Against Cancer, the idea of 11-year-old Geordon Cox to honor his mother and her ongoing battle with cancer, has over 174 teams registered to play in the Inaugural Tournament at TCA in McKinney, Texas and 7 other facilities community wide on May 13th, 14th and 15th making it the Third Largest Tournament in the DFW Metro-Plex behind the AAYBA World Series and The Tara Sawyer Memorial Classic. www.strikesagainstcancer.org.

“I wanted to give my mother a Christmas present that would last forever and also help all moms fighting cancer,” said 11-year-old Geordon Cox, Pitcher of the 11U AAA McKinney Mongrels. Now, over 174 North Texas select baseball teams have rallied to support Geordon in the Inaugural Strikes Against Cancer Tournament to be held at the Triple Creek Academy, various fields in McKinney, and fields in Celina, Little Elm, and Plano on May 13th, 14th and 15th.

McKinney Mongrels 11U Head Coach Phil Taylor will give Geordon the ball to take the mound in their first pool game at TCA, on Field 6, at 9:45 AM on Saturday May 14th. TCA owner and ex-Major League Pitcher, Ross Powell, has donated free pitching lessons to Geordon every week since the off-season to ensure his success on the mound. To support Geordon’s mother 3-year battle with cancer Ross suggested hosting a tournament in honor of his foundation Strikes Against Cancer.
Strikes Against Cancer™ is a registered trademark of Strikes Against Cancer, a Non Profit 501c status organization. All funds for trademark and website have been donated by gracious contributors to support Geordon and his quest to defeat cancer one strike at a time. All proceeds go to benefit Cancer Research, Cancer related programs and the V-Foundation.
The Triple Creek Academy: Northwest McKinney Texas, in the northern portion of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Take Lake Forest Drive (FM 1461) North off US 380. Turn left on to Wilmeth Road. Go one mile west on Wilmeth Road (County Road 161) to County Road 124, bear left at the curve and take the first left. TCA address: 6151 County Road 124, McKinney, TX 75071.
TCA website: www.tcaball.com

Contact Information: Robbie Robertson Strikes Against Cancer Spokesperson: 214.587.2896 McKinney, Texas www.strikesagainstcancer.org

8 CCBUA to wear Pink Strikes Against Cancer Uniforms in High School Playoff GamesMay 11th, 2011 The Collin County Baseball Umpires Association announced that they will wear the Pink Strikes Against Cancer Uniforms on May 12th for the McKinney Playoffs at Al Alford field to honor Geordon Cox and his mother Lisa. This will be the first time in TASO history that High School Umpires wear the Pink uniforms in a High School Playoff game! Thank you for your support! www.ccbua.org
8 CCBUA gets TASO Approval for Strikes Against Cancer Patch January 15th, 2011The Collin County Baseball Umpires Association members attending the State Meeting in San Antonio, Texas (Howard Cantrell, Jeff Carter and Hutch) get Strikes Against Cancer patch approved by TASO. The Strikes Against Cancer patch will be displayed on the CCBUA Black jerseys during all High School competitions.”The Collin County chapter of TASO-Baseball requested an exception to the TASO-Baseball uniform policy. The purpose of this exception is to show support for the Strikes Against Cancer. The TASO-Baseball board was unanimously behind the effort. The exception, which allows the umpires to wear a special patch, was granted for one year. The Collin County chapter is proud to support the efforts of Geordon Cox to help fight cancer in honor of his mother Lisa Cox and in remembrance of his grandmother Rosemary Cox.” said David Gunter, CCBUA Chapter President.Thank you for your support! www.ccbua.orgSAC_Patch
9 McKinney Mongrels Pitcher starts nonprofit to support, cancer research. By Donnie Wyar Neighbors Go Editor of McKinney/AllenJanuary 14th, 2011 Each time he takes the mound for his McKinney Mongrels baseball team in 2011, Geordon Cox will be pitching with a purpose.And while the 11-year-old knows he can’t change the past, Geordon will shape a brighter future for those suffering from cancerwith every strike he throws this season.With the help of his father, Adam Cox, and the support of the McKinney community, Geordon launched the website, strikesagainstcancer.org, in mid-December.His idea was simple: to use his love of baseball and passion for pitching to make a positive impact on the lives of those affected by cancer. Through his website, he invites friends and family to pledge money for every strike thrown by his under-11 McKinney Mongrels baseball team — part of a nonprofit select baseball organization that draws players from McKinney, Allen, Richardson, Garland, Wylie, Frisco and Plano — during the 2011 season.

All proceeds will benefit the V Foundation for Cancer Research, which started with the dream of Jim Valvano, the former North Carolina State basketball coach and broadcaster, as he battled cancer in the early 1990s.

To read more on this story please follow the link to the Dallas Morning News Neighbors Go blog: http://neighborsgo.com/stories/64917

8 CCBUA submits document at State Texas Association of Sports Officials Meeting in San AntonioJanuary 14th, 2011 Howard Cantrell, TASO District Director and CCBUA Board Member, is at the TASO State Meeting, January 14th 2001, submitting documents to get our Official Strikes Against Cancer patch approved for the CCBUA Chapter. This idea came from CCBUA members Rick Neverdousky and Jeff Carter to wear the Strikes Against Cancer patch with the CCBUA Black Jerseys during High School competitions. More news to follow on the approval of our Official Strikes Against Cancer patch. www.taso.org
10 Pegasus News Wire. McKinney boy launches Strikes Against Cancer website to support mother’s battle with cancerDecember 16th, 2010 Launch of site announcement. Read more: http://www.pegasusnews.com/news/2010/dec/16/mckinney-boy-strikes-against-cancer-website-mother/
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