Billings American Legion Baseball makes generous donation to help kids battling cancer and their families
Billings, MT— Billings Clinic Foundation would like to thank Billings American Legion Baseball for their generous donation of $7,000 to the Kelker’s Kids Fund. Funds were raised during the 5th Annual Legion Against Cancer baseball game.
American Legion Baseball is one of the most successful amateur athletic leagues in America. In 2010, the organization, in conjunction with Billings Clinic and United Blood Services, established Legion Against Cancer to raise money for programs that support cancer patients. Organizers of the event seek to empower, support and educate cancer patients and their families.
"Our fifth annual Legion Against Cancer night was incredibly meaningful - not only to the players, but to all those who donated, honorees shown on the big screen, and the Kelker’s Kids as well as their families in attendance,” said Tammy Stacey, BALB Board of Directors. “Our entire Billings American Legion Baseball Program is proud to have raised $7,000 in contributions, 100% of which we donated in support to Kelker’s Kids."
The Kelker’s Kids fund provides financial assistance to families of children diagnosed with cancer or serious blood disorders. Donations go directly to families to alleviate the hardships of daily living, allowing parents to focus on the care of their child.
Thanks to the generosity of supporters like Billings American Legion Baseball, Kelker’s Kids has helped 115 families and distributed over $166,000. Information and stories about Kelker’s Kids is available at www.billingsclinic.com/kelkerskids.
For more information about Billings American Legion Baseball and how they give back visit, www.billingsalbaseball.org.