‘This is something we are all connected by’: Local woman’s legacy lives on through softball

Published: Apr. 19, 2021 at 5:38 PM EDT
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ELKHORN, Ky. (WYMT) - Kailee Peters, who died of cancer at just 21-years old in December, is being memorialized by the sport that she loved.

The Kailee Memorial Softball Tournament, which was organized by Peters’ friends and family, is scheduled to kick off May 22 to honor their fallen friend.

“Softball was her favorite,” said Alli Justice, Peters’ cousin. “This is something we’re all connected by and something that holds a special place in our hearts.”

The fee to enter the tournament is $100, but all proceeds go to the Kailee Peters Memorial Scholarship that goes to a local senior softball player.

“Whether people play or not,” said Tatiana Murphy, Peters’ best friend. “They’re still going to come and support her and honor her.”

The tournament, which was scheduled for Saturday, April 24, has been moved to Saturday, May 22 due to inclement weather. For more information, visit the Kailee Memorial Softball Tournament event page.

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