Lyon County’s Team Jadisen was among those that gathered to raise awareness for spina bifida recently, since October is Spina Bifida Awareness Month.
The Spina Bifida Association of Kentucky holds the event each year. This year’s event was a drive-through at Morgan Elementary School in Paducah. It was a virtual event because of COVID. So, families decorated their cars and drove through, as all the teams turned in the money they have raised to fight spina bifida.
Similar events take place in Louisville, Lexington and Bowling Green.
The Paducah location, with all teams involved, raised $14,500 altogether from several teams. Participating teams came from Paducah, Mayfield, and Caldwell County. Of that amount, Team Jadisen raised $4,000.
The “Pitchslap” team won the adult softball tournament fundraiser, as it did last year, for Team Jadisen. The Trigg County Angels won the youth softball tournament.
Team Jadisen hopes to sponsor a “paint party” fundraiser a month or two into 2021. It would involve participants in painting keepsake items such as wooden signs and door hangings for both children and adults.