Snow Much Fun Softball Tournament 2014

LEBANON, NH - This year, despite the bitter cold and minimal snow, roughly 135 players showed their commitment to the cause and raised a total of $3,600 to be donated to the Vermont and New Hampshire Prevent Child Abuse Organizations. This brought the total for the past six years of the tournament to $22,350.

When the tournament first began in 2008, nine teams from Vermont and New Hampshire gathered to raise funds for Brianna Belhand and her family. At only two years old Brianna and her family found out that she was about to face the battle against Leukemia. With the help of the nine teams and a generous donation from an anonymous donor the tournament was able to raise $7,600 for Brianna and her family.

The second year of the tournament all proceeds collected were to be dispersed to Vermont and New Hampshire Prevent Child Abuse Organizations, which includes Prevent Child Abuse Vermont and NH Children's Trust. According to the Snow Much Fun Softball Tournament website, "This was in an attempt to help support a cause that is not usually thought of when people raise funds to help others. Over the last six years this has given people the opportunity to help abused children while having fun playing an unorthodox game of softball."

The 7th annual Ray Roy Memorial Snow Much Fun Coed Softball Tournament took place on January 25th and 26th  at Lebanon High School. The tournament had twelve highly dedicated teams, however the two-time champions, Team DC's, came in first after winning an incredible six games in a row on the final day of the tournament. They were followed by Team Beer $$ in second and Team Slump Busters in third.

The NH Children's Trust is a non-profit organization with a mission to lead NH's drive to eliminate child abuse and neglect. NHCT advances it's mission by implementing universal prevention programs with the general population, and secondary prevention strategies targeted to individuals or families where there is a higher risk of maltreatment.