Clayton, NY

Westelcom, a provider of advanced telecommunications solutions, has announced that it will host a Kickin’ IT for a Cause kickball tournament to support River Hospital’s Hope + Healing Capital Campaign, designed to support soldiers suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and Child/Adolescent Behavioral Health Services.

The Hope + Healing Capital Campaign project represents the most comprehensive modernization in River Hospital’s history, and will improve several service lines including River Community Wellness Program’s one of a kind Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Treatment program and Child/Adolescent Behavioral Health Services. The project will provide significant upgrades to the main hospital building, while also creating a new home for the PTSD program and the community and children/adolescent behavioral health programs. The building will support the concept of integrating behavioral health and primary care and, once operational, will alleviate the region’s growing need for collaborative health care while addressing the growing behavioral health needs of Soldiers, Veterans and community members in the region.

The tournament, now open for registration, will be held on Saturday September 22nd at the Cerow Recreation Park in Clayton. Registration begins at 9am with kick-offs to follow at 10am. The tournament is open to the public and will be split into a competitive division, as well as, a family fun recreational division.

Paul Barton, Westelcom President commented, “we hope that players of all ages will enter to help raise funding for this very important illness hitting so many of our soldiers, military and civilian families across the country. We want this to be a rewarding and fun event for the community.” There is a $200 minimum team donation to enter and Barton added “this is to encourage fundraising, family fun, team branding and costumes.” There will be awards for the top three teams in each division, as well as, the team that has the highest charitable contribution. To add another element of excitement Westelcom will be recognizing the team with the best use of costumes.

Call Deirdre Forcier at 315.755.1142

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