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Batting for a Cause benefits Mission 22

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DUNCAN, OK (KSWO) - Kids in Duncan played ball for veterans this weekend. The first pitch was thrown Saturday morning in the annual Batting for a Cause baseball tournament. This year, the proceeds benefit Mission 22, an organization aimed at bringing awareness to the statistic that 22 veterans commit suicide every day. Their goal is to end veteran suicide in America.

The 2 day tournament started in Duncan at Abe Raizen Park.

"We wanted to raise awareness for Mission 22 for one thing, and also this kind of helps the kids, let the kids get out here and play baseball,” said Jacob Samuel with Duncan Youth Baseball Club. “It also teaches them about what is going on in the world with the veterans."

The tournament was hosted by Duncan Youth Baseball Club. The opening ceremonies featured a presentation of the colors, and the first pitch was thrown by Tom Morse, commander of the VFW in Duncan. Soldiers and vehicles from Fort Sill were also out at the fields, supporting the tournament.

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