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Wiffle Ball Fun for a Good Cause

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ESSEX, Vt. - It's wiffle ball season so that means little Fenway Park will be plenty busy this summer. This weekend is the fourth annual SLAMDiabetes Vermont Summer Classic. The event focuses on having a great time while money raised helps make progress in fighting Type 1 Diabetes. Since the beginning of these tournaments, thousands of players have helped raise thousands of dollars in the effort to overcome this lethal, life-changing disease.

"Each year it just gets bigger and bigger, SLAMDiabetes co-founder, Jeff Kolok says.  "We've got more teams this year and it looks like we will have topped $40,000 by the end of the day. It's been a great outreach for kids here in the community recently diagnosed with type one diabetes to be able to come out and enjoy the day and enjoy a silly game of wiffle ball."

Twelve teams compete in a round-robin format over two days.

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