A new softball tournament aims to run in the message of having fun without the use of drugs and alcohol.
Teams united in friendly competition towards a common goal on Saturday, during the inaugural Swinging Against Addiction softball tournament in Grand Island.
They play to support people who are finding recovery over tobacco, drugs and alcohol addictions -- proving that life can go on after recovery.
"It's sometime difficult for people in recovery once they've found recovery," said CNCAA executive director Connie Holmes. "So we want to encourage people and model ways to have fun and support a drug free lifestyle."
"I like that we got to support a good cause. I know that it's affected me personally and I've come through it better," said participant Keilah Zacharias. "So, just, it's a nice way to celebrate the recovery I'm in personally and to help others towards their own recovery."
Organizers hope to raise $5,000 which will go towards education and prevention efforts in Grand Island and surrounding areas.