The Scottsboro Police Department is hosting a benefit slow pitch softball game on Aug. 3 at Bynum Park. The police department will be taking on the Scottsboro Fire Department. The game starts at 5:30 p.m. Admission to the game is one dollar. All proceeds are going to Sadye’s Fund, a local charity benefitting childhood cancer research.
Scottsboro Police Chief Ralph Dawe said they have done games in the past with other police departments, but they wanted to keep everything local this year. He also guaranteed a victory for the Scottsboro Police Department. Scottsboro Fire Chief Gene Necklaus said said the last time the two departments faced off in a softball game, the police department “most certainly” did not win.
“It says a lot about the employees at both departments that they would get together and plan this event to help give back to the community,” Necklaus.
Sadye Webb was diagnosed with Wilm’s Tumor, which is a rare cancer of the immature kidney. After surgery, Sadye underwent several months of chemotherapy treatments.
The treatment was successful for Sadye, and she is now a healthy thirteen-year-old-girl. After the overwhelming outreach and support from the community during Sadye’s battle with childhood cancer, Corey and Regan Webb decided to start a non-profit organization to raise money to help families dealing with childhood cancer or other terminal illnesses.
The board of directors distributes money to families who need assistance in dealing with the financial burden of a child suffering from cancer and/or other terminal illnesses. The money that is dispersed to families with sick children is raised through various fundraising activities.
These activities have included a fishing tournament, a 5K race, a barbeque plate dinner, and a children’s fun day. For the past several years, the Scottsboro Police Department has sponsored a t-shirt drive in which they are going to donate half of their proceeds to Sadye’s Fund.
In the nine years of its existence, Sadye’s Fund has used the money raised during these fundraisers to assist over 30 families in north Alabama. Currently, Sadye’s Fund is assisting three families each month.