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Sylvania Schools: 3rd Times A Cure?

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Sylvania Southview's Softball team will be hosting its third annual "Swing for the Cure", a charity softball game with the proceeds benefiting cancer research.  The past two years the game has been dedicated to the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research.  This year, the game will be benefitting a local NLL family and player who is currently battling lung cancer.


The game will be held on Wednesday, April 16th at 5pm at the varsity softball field at Southview.  The game will be against the Perrysburg Yellow Jackets who have a player currently battling cancer.


Kayleen Jurski, a senior and starting pitcher for the Perrysburg Yellow Jackets, was told on February 3, 2014, "its cancer".  She was diagnosed with Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor, or IMT, on Feb 3rd.  She is only the 25th case EVER to be diagnosed with this type of cancer.  Playing softball and pitching has been Kayleen's way of life for many years.  She began pitching at a young age and has worked hard to get to where she was, before given the diagnosis of cancer.


The real battle now begins.Kayleen had surgery on March 21st to remove the tumor.  The recovery process now begins.


At our "Swing for the Cure" game, we will be selling 50/50, City BBQ has donated a gift basket and the #KJ STRONG contingency will be selling t-shirts and bracelets.


Please come out and help us support an NLL family in the battle of their lives.


Any questions, please contact Southview softball coach Jim Zoltowski at


If you are unable to attend and would like to make a donation, please drop it off in the athletic office or send to Sylvania Southview High School  7225 Sylvania Ave. Sylvania, OH    Attention:  Jim Zoltowski, Swing for the Cure