Greater Keene Women's Softball Association - Champions for Local Cancer Patients

August 27, 2012
Keene, NH

Softball Donation

Pictured L-R; Greg Williams, Jodi Wagner, Cindy Rodenhauser Stewart, Deb Clark, Kathy Orben-Hall, Mike Koski and Deanna Morrison.

While only one team came out on top, all of the players of the Greater Keene Women's Softball Association (GKWSA ) are champions. Their July 2012 tournament, filled with friendly competition and intense modified fast pitch play, raised $5000 to support local cancer patients at the Norris Cotton Cancer Center at Kingsbury Pavilion at Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene (CMC/DHK).

Pictured around the Ball of Fame on Durling field in Keene's Wheelock Park, from left to right are GKWSA's board members Greg Williams and Jodi Wagner, CMC/DHK's director of development Cindy Rodenhauser Stewart, and board members Deb Clark, Kathy Orben-Hall, Deanna Morrison, and Mike Koski.  Jodi, the organizer of this year's tournament, said "We have lost some great ball players and supporters of our league to cancer and some of those had been inducted into the Ball of Fame, so we thought it would be a very appropriate place to make the presentation this year."  This is the second year GKWSA has donated the proceeds of their tournament play to the Kingsbury Pavilion.

The Norris Cotton Cancer Center at Kingsbury Pavilion in Keene, NH, provides comprehensive cancer diagnosis, treatment, and recovery services to the residents of southwestern New Hampshire, as well as to the neighboring communities in northern Massachusetts and southeastern Vermont. While offering personalized cancer care close to home, Keene's Kingsbury Pavilion has full access to the research knowledge, clinical expertise, and clinical trials of the Norris Cotton Cancer Center in Lebanon, a National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center.

The Cheshire Health Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable organization supporting Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene, our community's nonprofit hospital and clinic.  For more information contact Cindy Rodenhauser Stewart, Director of Development at 603/354-6810 or

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