Champions 4 Charities Check Presentation


The 2017 Conference USA Baseball Tournament attracted thousands of people to the Coast, but it also raised thousands of dollars for local charities.
A portion of over 21,000 tickets sold from the tournament allowed Overtime Sports to donate more than $18,000 to nonprofit organizations.
Owner of Overtime Sports Tim Bennett presented checks to members of each charity during a ceremony at the Biloxi Visitors Center this afternoon. “The economic impact was quite significant from that event. We expect that it will be just as significant next year. So just as important as the Shuckers being there which is the reason the stadium was built, it’s very much important for us to have these other events in the ballpark.”
Salvation Army, Warriors for Willow, and the Boys and Girls Club were just a few of the charities that received a donation.

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Kendra Turley was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She received a B.A. degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Business from Louisiana State University. During her time at LSU, Kendra worked for the campus television station (Tiger TV) all four years as a news reporter, entertainment reporter, and entertainment anchor. In addition, she was involved in many student organizations and participated in several pageants. Kendra gained most of her reporting skills while interning with WBRZ and WAFB in Baton Rouge. She is excited to extend her stay in the south by starting her career in Gulfport-Biloxi. When she is not in the newsroom, you can find Kendra with her family, traveling with friends, cheering on the Tigers or exploring new activities in the area.


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