Softball Tournament in Hermiston Honors Man and Raises Awareness - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

Softball Tournament in Hermiston Honors Man and Raises Awareness of Skin Cancer

Posted: Updated:
A co-ed softball tournament in Hermiston got underway Friday night. A co-ed softball tournament in Hermiston got underway Friday night.
HERMISTON, Ore. - A co-ed softball tournament in Hermiston got underway Friday night. It's called For the Love and it's in honor of Jeremy Howard. Howard was a baseball fan and a family man and he died of melanoma.

For five years in a row now the Howard family has hosted the tournament on Father's Day weekend. It's meant to honor Jeremy's memory and to bring awareness to the dangers of skin cancer. To kick off the tournament everyone stands on the third base line and gets sprayed with sunscreen.

"I don't want people to go through what I've gone through. My dad died of skin cancer and I just want to show the world that we can put on sunscreen," said Jeremy's daughter, Peyton Howard.

"I mean it's my dad, so of course I want everyone to remember him. I don't want his image to go away ever but I feel like with something like this, it's two sided. They're always going to remember, always be a part of it but they're also seeing the bigger picture. That it could happen to anyone," said another one of Jeremy's daughters, Lindzey Ramos.

The tournament runs through Sunday. This year, teams came from as far as Vancouver. 

The tournament also doubles as a fundraiser for a scholarship program started by the Howard family. Each year two high school athletes are awarded scholarships from the tournament's money.
  • Regional NewsMore>>

  • PHOTOS: Harvest 2014

    PHOTOS: Harvest 2014

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:23 PM EDT2014-08-20 20:23:55 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - One of the great parts about living in Spokane, is if you head out of town in any direction, you're going to run into some beautiful farm land. I grew up south of Spokane, near Plaza, and one of my favorite things to do was to sit on the porch at night and stare south towards Rosalia at all of the rolling hills of wheat, lentils, barley and peas. More >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - One of the great parts about living in Spokane, is if you head out of town in any direction, you're going to run into some beautiful farm land. I grew up south of Spokane, near Plaza, and one of my favorite things to do was to sit on the porch at night and stare south towards Rosalia at all of the rolling hills of wheat, lentils, barley and peas. More >>
  • SLIDESHOW: The NFL's most valuable teams

    SLIDESHOW: The NFL's most valuable teams

    SWXrightnow.com - The business of the NFL is booming like it never has before. It's a money machine that just keeps on generating profit or owners and players. More >>
    SWXrightnow.com - The business of the NFL is booming like it never has before. It's a money machine that just keeps on generating profit or owners and players. The National Football League is the most valuable sports league in the world. This week Forbes magazine came out with the worth of each of the 32 teams. INSIDE>>>|SLIDESHOW: See how YOUR team ranks|More >>
  • Obama: US won't stop confronting Islamic State

    Obama: US won't stop confronting Islamic State

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 2:00 PM EDT2014-08-20 18:00:14 GMT
    EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) - President Barack Obama says the United States will continue to confront Islamic State extremists despite the brutal murder of journalist James Foley. More >>
    EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) - President Barack Obama says the United States will continue to confront Islamic State extremists despite the brutal murder of journalist James Foley. Obama says the entire world is "appalled" by Foley's killing. The president says he spoke Wednesday with Foley's family and offered condolences.More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KHQ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.