Blue Ball Open Taking a Swing at Prostate Cancer

By Scott Sarvay

August 5, 2011 Updated Aug 5, 2011 at 5:35 PM EDT

LEO, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) - The Blue Ball Open is back and taking a big swing for the battle against prostate cancer.

24 teams participated in the second annual fundraiser at Cedar Creek Golf Club in Leo.

Every year roughly 32,000 men are projected to die from prostate cancer in the U.S.

Lutheran Health Network is the title sponsor.

Indiana’s NewsCenter’s Sportscaster Kent Hormann is an advocated for the event.

Blue Ball Open Creator Kent Hormann says, “Whenever you put together any kind of a project, be it a golf outing or anything because with a charitable event you don't know how it will be received or how the response will be especially when there's still some tough economic times and it is gratifying that a lot of people come out to support me and my campaign to help out the fight against prostate cancer.”

Last year the event raised $14,000.

Hormann says he hopes to meet or beat that amount this year.

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