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Softball tournament to benefit fight against alcohol addiction

Posted: 7:14 PM, Jul 08, 2016
Updated: 2016-07-08 23:14:10Z

HAMILTON, Ohio -- A local woman who lost her mother to alcoholism is taking action and raising awareness with a softball tournament on Saturday.

Jordan Stockelman's mother, Julie, was only 40 years old when she lost her battle with alcoholism five years ago . That's what prompted Jordan to start the "I Love You More Than You Know" campaign, to bring people's attention to a disease she says too often goes unnoticed.

As the campaign's first official event, Stockelman has organized a softball tournament for Saturday , July 9 at North End Athletic Field on Joe Nuxhall Boulevard in Hamilton.

Stockelman said the group has already raised $5,000 worth of donated raffle prizes, and, while it's too late to organize a team, there are other ways to help, Stockelman said. Learn more here, and hear more from Stockelman in the video below: