For the eighth straight year, Wilson will be home to a softball tournament for a cause this summer.

For the eighth straight year, Wilson will be home to a softball tournament for a cause this summer. 

However this time around, the cause is for a family.

On Friday night June 30, the 8th annual All Night Co-Ed Softball Tournament will be held at the Wilson softball fields, with proceeds benefitting the family of Abigail Isaacs.

Isaacs is a Wilson High School student who will begin her senior year this fall, but is battling three autoimmune diseases currently. She and her family are currently traveling back and forth from the National Institute of Health in Washington D.C., where Isaacs has been accepted into a study. All of the money raised will go towards helping the family with medical and travel expenses.

“This tournament is something we try and do every year,” tournament director Tommi Idelman said. “We started this about eight years ago, and we’ve always tried to find a good cause to donate the money to. This year it’s all about Abigail and her family. It’s all about coming out, playing some softball, enjoying yourself and doing it for a good cause.”

The cost per team is $150, with kids under the age of 18 or still in high school needing parents consent before being allowed to play in the tournament. All entry fees are due June 28th. 

Idelman added that as of right now there are two confirmed teams registered for the tournament, and she is hoping to grow the number to at least eight or more.

For those wanting to attend the tournament just as a spectator, there is no charge for admission but there will be a bucket set out for donations going towards the Isaacs family.

For more information about the tournament, interested parties can contact Tommi Idelman at 580-668-2466 or 580-465-3308.