A local hospital helps raise money for patients needing treatment at other facilities across the nation.
The emergency room staff at Sparks Regional Medical Center in Fort Smith held a softball tournament with first responders on Saturday at the Fort Smith Church League Baseball Fields on Old Greenwood Road in Fort Smith. Fort Smith Police, Fort Smith Firefighters, and other local agencies participated.
After staff members at Sparks Regional learned Kelly Hill, Director of Emergency Services, was diagnosed with cancer, they decided to donate all proceeds this year to Angel Flight South Central.
Angel Flight is a free, volunteer based service for cancer patients who need to be flown to another facility for medical treatment. It played a vital role in helping Hill win her battle with cancer by flying her to Houston for treatment.
The tournament raised close to $3,700 for Angel Flight. This was the fourth year for the fundraiser.