Community ball game benefits resident

Published 4:57 pm Thursday, April 8, 2010

By Eason Franklin
The Lowndes Signal

Community events can often demonstrate a view of a particular person or group of people.

This weekend was no different as citizens of Lowndes County showed their love and appreciation for a close friend and family member.

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A community softball game took place this past Saturday in Mt. Willing to benefit a young man who has been diagnosed with cancer.

The family of 24-year-old Curtis Scott gathered friends and family Saturday with food, drinks, music and games for everyone to enjoy.

A large number of cars could be seen parked alongside Highway 21 as an estimated 200 people shuffled onto the front yard of John and Dora Rudolph.

“We are very thankful that the Rudolphs allowed us to host this event on their field,” said mother Eva Scott.
Information about the event was spread throughout the community with a combination of signs and word of mouth, according to Deangelia Scott, sister of Curtis Scott.

Donations quickly accrued at the driveway entrance of the Rudolph residence and will be used to help pay for Scott’s medicine and chemotherapy treatment.

Day-long games continued as community members lined up to bat and others made their way to the outer edges of Rudolph’s field for the game.

Player after player took turns launching the ball toward the outfield in hopes of scoring a home run and getting the opportunity to run around the mock-bases.

Throughout the event, people would relax to music either played by the DJ or by the speakers of their decked-out cars and partake in the grilled and fried foods prepared by Scott‘s family.

Deangelia Scott, Eva Scott, Shantell Scott, Sandra McMeans and Kaneshia McMeans extended their thanks to all the family and friends for helping them sponsor the community event.