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West Allegheny, South Park softball teams to play for a cause

Written by Sports Town on .

When South Park and West Allegheny meet on Friday in the regular-season finale for both teams, there will not be much on the line in the non-section clash scheduled for 3:45 p.m. at West Allegheny. Both the Eagles and Indians have clinched a playoff berth but while there are no playoff implications on the line, the teams will certainly be playing for something.

West Allegheny has decided to make the game a fundraiser for Jameson's Army, a non-profit organization that raises awareness on Congenital Heart Disease (CHD). The organization was started in 2012 in the Pittsburgh area by the parents of Jameson McKain.

Jameson McKain, now 2, was born with CHD. He has had six heart surgeries already including open heart surgery. West Allegheny coach Mindi McFate shares mutual friends with Danielle McKain, Jameson's mother and the president and co-founder of Jameson's Army.

The players on both teams will wear Jameson's Army t-shirts rather than their typical uniforms and all proceeds from the game will go to Pittsburgh's Children's Hospital.