Wiffle ball tournament raises money for Huntington's Disease research

NOW: Wiffle ball tournament raises money for Huntington’s Disease research

MISHAWAKA, Ind. -- Hundreds of people were playing for one cause.

Saturday, the HD Wiffle Ball Classic hosted 34 teams in Mishawaka.

Their goal was to raise money for art therapy and research to fight Huntington’s Disease.

The money raised directly benefits families in Indiana.

HD is a neurological disease that affects almost every part of the body.

For the people involved in the tournament, the battle with Huntington’s is personal.

“I do it because Huntington’s Disease runs in my family. My mom has it. And we just want to find a cure. Not a lot of people know about it and that's really what our main goal is -- to get a lot of awareness. And even if just one person walks away from this knowing what Huntington’s is, that makes me proud if they didn't know about it before,” said Katie Maddox, organizer of the event.

Last year, the classic raised $5,000.

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