Wyoming High School hosts 5th Annual Play for Melanoma Games

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

WYOMING, Mich -- The Wyoming High School varsity baseball and softball teams hosted the 6th annual Play for Melanoma Games Friday at Pinery Park.

The games are played in hononr of Christy Paganelli who lost her battle with cancer in 2011.  Christy was a standout softball player Rogers in the 1980's and went on to play at Aquinas College.

Players wore special jersey's with names of loved ones that battled some type of disease.

This years opponent was Grandville high schoo where Christy's sons Brady, a junior second baseman on the varsity, and Jake, a freshman catcher on the junior varsity, play.

"It is definitely a mixed emotion, it's nice to see the kids be able to play." Christy's husband and Brady and Jake's dad Dino Paganelli said.  "I spoke to Grandville's players earlier this week, I've done that at every year I go and speak to the visiting team to spread the word of Melanoma and awareness event and it was a little different speaking in front of my son in regards to the memory of his mother, for the event."

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s