By CHAD ABSHIRE
The gloves are off between Williamson Memorial Hospital and Appalachian Region Hospital, but for a few of the employees, theyll still be on.
A pair of softball games between the two hospitals will be played Saturday, June 18, at Belfry High Schools softball field. The doubleheader begins at 11 a.m. and the second game at 6 p.m., with activities happening throughout the day in connection.
Admission fee is $2.
The games and activities serve as a joint fundraiser by the two local hospitals for the American Cancer Society Tug Valley Relay for Life.
The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is a life-changing event that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease.
Activities begin at 11 a.m. along with the first game and include: corn hole, hula-hoop, badminton, volleyball, hopscotch, horseshoes and a 50/50 raffle.
There will also be games for small children, Linda Justice, of ARH, said. All the public is invited to attend.
Before the games and activities, there is a yard sale beginning at 8 a.m. with its own prices set up despite the admission fee. Concessions of hotdogs, drinks and snacks are also available.
Linda Justice said that there are 48 players from ARH signed up to play, including physicians, a vice president, and even the local chief executive officer.
Those players from ARH will be taking on 30 of their counterparts from Williamson, Candy Justice, of WMH, said. Her players include doctors, nurses, x-ray technicians, and representatives from the pharmacy, physical therapy and other departments.
But its all in good fun between the two hospitals.
Were glad to be working together for a good cause, Candy Justice said.