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Local mosh ball tourney to benefit Super Mikey

The Pahrump Valley Adult Softball Association is having a Coed Mosh Ball Adult Softball Tournament for “Super Mikey,” who goes by Mike Welch.

This young boy is a local 7-year-old Hafen student with Leukemia.

The tournament will be held on Oct. 18 at Petrack Park and starts at 9 a.m. The entrance fee is $150 per team.

There will also be a 50-50 raffle and there will be a Halloween theme to this tournament. The best themed team will receive a trophy.

Mosh ball is a little different than regular softball said Diane Roberts, the treasurer of the association. She said the game is played with a 16-inch Clincher ball. In this game no gloves are used and only wooden bats for hitting.

“It’s just a fun thing to do. We will play for this tournament some of the ASA rules. You have to be 17 to play, and each team must have an equal amount of men and women on the team,” Roberts said.

Roberts said all the proceeds will go to the family. The umpires will be volunteers and nobody will be paid.

The snack bar will also be open and those proceeds will also go to the family.

The association voted to raise money for Mikey. Diane had heard about Mikey’s condition through friends.

“My children have been involved with Mikey’s fundraising. We just want to give back to the community and do something to help,” she said.

Mikey lives with his mom, Ashley Welch, who is having a hard time making ends meet with all the medical bills. Mikey is no longer attending school and is undergoing chemotherapy.

Ashley said on Tuesday that Mikey for the most part is doing really well.

Ashley was appreciative of all the help the community was giving her son.

“I think it is just awesome that they are doing it. I am just so grateful for everyone that has been doing things for Mikey. We never asked for any help and people have been really amazing. I think the whole idea for this event sounds like a lot of fun. I myself have never really seen or played this type of softball. I am really excited about this,” she said.

For more information on the tournament, contact Roberts at 775-764-1802.

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