Softball tournament raises money for suicide prevention, awareness

The Inaugural Cynclaire Ruby Rogers Softball Tournament wrapped up over the weekend and raised money to benefit the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention and raise awareness.

Multiple teams participated in the tournament at the University Heights Academy baseball field in a day of fun and sports. Organizer David Ryan Chase says they raised $1,600 in Cynclaire’s memory—$1,000 of it will go to the Hopkinsville chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, with the remaining amount going towards next year’s tournament and the group’s non-profit status.

The championship round was two out of three games with each team winning one game. In game three, the Legitstics defeated The Never Was 13-12.

The tournament was set in honor of Cynclaire Rogers, who was lost to her family and friends due to suicide on May 17. They’re already planning for the second tournament, which would take place at Tie Breaker Baseball Complex, thanks to a donation from the Parks and Recreation Department.

The National Suicide Prevention Line is 1-800-273-8255.