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Blues Baseball presents first annual Kamden’s Home Runs for Epilepsy

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PLUM CITY – The Plum City Blues Amateur Baseball team presents The 1st Annual Kamden’s Home Runs for Epilepsy during the Blues’ Memorial Day Weekend Tournament, May 24, 2014 at Legion Park.

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The Derby will start around 7:30p.m. depending on the length of that day’s games. Several players from the teams in the tournament have volunteered to take part.

The Derby is being put on to raise money for research for a form of epilepsy known as Continuous Spike-Wave in Slow Wave Sleep Syndrome (CSWS).  Kamden Watkins, the son of the Blues’  Zach Watkins and Mandy Madsen and grandson of Bob and Picksey Watkins and Larry and JoEllen Madsen.  Kamden was diagnosed with epilepsy in May of 2013 at four years old.  Kamden’s case is a difficult case due to the different types and degrees of seizures and symptoms.  After several different medications and several tests and monitoring, Mayo Clinic in Rochester was able to add CSWS to Kamden’s case in early February.   Since then, he has had to do overnight stays at Mayo for continuous monitoring of his brainwave activity.  CSWS being extremely rare has no “best” treatment as research has been limited, so with this derby we hope to be able to send some extra funding for a cure. Please come and see your local sluggers battle it out for a great cause at the PC Memorial Weekend Tournament.

This year's Memorial Weekend Tournament begins Saturday at 10 a.m. and runs until Monday, Memorial Day with the championship game. The first round pairings have River Falls vs. Ellsworth; Plum City vs. Bay City, Elmwood vs. Menomonie and Hudson vs. Prescott.

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Sean Scallon
Sean Scallon has been a reporter and Sports Editor at the Pierce County Herald newspaper in Ellsworth since 1998. He holds a bachelors degree in communication arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He's also worked at newspapers in Glenwood City, Wisconsin; Marion, Illinois and Shawano, Wisconsin. Sean also works as a sports reporter for other newspapers and websites in RiverTown Multimedia from River Falls to Hudson to New Richmond and Red Wing.
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