Slo-Pitch Tournament Helps 2 Children’s Medical Bills

from Georgina Advocate
Sep 05, 2007 06:22 AM

Denton Webster-Marles and Bernard Alexander are going to an ability camp and will receive hyperbaric oxygen treatment thanks to the proceeds from the second annual Give A Miracle a Chance slo-pitch tournament.

Two area children are going to get treatment for cerebral palsy thanks to the donations from a ball tournament.

The Give a Miracle a Chance second annual mixed slo-pitch tournament raised funds so Georgina’s Denton Webster-Marles and Barrie’s Bernard Alexander can attend an ability camp and receive hyperbaric oxygen treatments and conductive education therapy not covered by the provincial health plan.

Denton’s mother was overwhelmed by the support of this event from families, friends, associates, service clubs and providers, vendors, high schools, community colleges, local business and politicians.

“We are grateful to everyone involved and proud to be part of this community,” Courtney Webster said.

Twenty-four teams participated in this year’s tournament made possible with the help of a group of volunteers, sponsors, and supporters.

“We are looking forward to the third annual tournament,” said co-ordinator Lynn Marles. “Next year, we plan to sponsor additional children with cerebral palsy, including twin sisters Aaliya and Amina from Newmarket.”

Other events to support children with cerebral palsy using this alternative therapy and treatment program include a progressive euchre tournament hosted by the Sutton Legion Sept. 23.

Give a Miracle a Chance is a non-profit organization working to offer hope and support, education and research and financial assistance to meet the needs for independent cerebral palsy treatments.

For further information or tickets for the euchre tournament, contact Ron Marshall at 705-437-4169 or e-mail

More information on Give a Miracle a Chance and upcoming events can be found at or by calling 905-722-3469.