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Hinds Community College’s Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center Second Annual Healthy Living Co-ed Softball Tournament has been postponed until April 18 because of wet field conditions.

The tournament to benefit the Warrior Bonfire Project and Camp Rainbow will be held at the Flowood softball fields.

Sixteen teams have signed up to play in the tournament, with 12 of those teams being Hinds Community College student teams. Organizer Cynthia Casey, learning lab manager at Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center, said the goal is to raise $10,000.

“If we raise $10,000 I will let one of the students shave my head in honor of the children with cancer.  So, we need donations,” Casey said.

As part of the event, a prize worth about $4,000 will be given to a soldier.

The Warrior Bonfire Project is a Clinton organization created for service members who have been wounded in combat operations. The purpose of its programs are to encourage camaraderie between those that can fully understand the mindset of a combat wounded soldier and /or their spouse, foster healing through those relationships, inspire growth towards new passions and purpose post military service, or simply know they are not alone. The programs center around hosting trips that include therapeutic small group activities such as hunting, fishing, skiing and more, with each event concluding with a bonfire.

Located in Utica and associated closely with Blair E. Batson Children’s Cancer Clinic,

Camp Rainbow is a five-day camp dedicated to pediatric cancer patients and survivors between the ages of 6-17 in Mississippi.

The top three teams will receive trophies.

For more information, contact Cynthia Casey, 601.278.1254, cdcasey@hindscc.edu.

As Mississippi’s largest community college, Hinds Community College is a comprehensive institution offering quality, affordable educational opportunities with more than 170 academic, career and technical programs. With six locations in central Mississippi, Hinds enrolled nearly 12,000 credit students in fall 2014. To learn more, visit www.hindscc.edu or call 1.800.HindsCC.

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