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Tourney benefits local boy
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There is still time to register to participate in Team Soldier Boy's third annual one pitch softball tournament.

Proceeds from the event benefit 10-year-old Kenneth "Kenny" Stewart III of Dawsonville, who was first diagnosed with brain cancer in 2008.

After two years of extensive treatment, an MRI revealed Stewart to be cancer free in March 2010, but a year later, the tumors returned in his brain and spine.

Now five months into an 18-month treatment study, Stewart has a long battle ahead of him "that he is prepared to fight," said his aunt Kimberly Thorpe-Segraves.

"His last MRI showed no changes, which basically means the tumor spots are not shrinking, but they are not growing either," she said.

The family continues to stay positive, Thorpe-Segraves said, "along yet another journey they have been presented with."

Registration is $125 per team in the double elimination tournament.

The event will be Oct. 8 at Central Park in Cumming with the first game at 9 a.m.

For more information or to register, call (678) 549-3537 or e-mail teamsoldierboy@yahoo.com.

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