LEBANON, Missouri- The Lebanon Area Baseball Academy says they have raised  $1875 for the Woodcock Family with a Christmas break baseball camp, but soon expects the amount to reach $2,000.

The organisation says they made several college baseball players available to local youth for the one day camp on Thursday at the old Jr. High fieldhouse. They say the players were going to use the proceeds from the already scheduled camp to fund a mission trip to Cuba, but in light of the December 16th I-44 tragedy which ultimately claimed the life of 12 year-old Samantha Woodcock, they wanted to help the family. They also said nobody was turned away even if they did not have the $25 enrollment fee. 55 area youth in total participated they said.

The event featured several competitions and prizes.

12 year-old Samantha Woodcock was a very active student-athlete who also was involved in many church activities. A funeral was held last Thursday.

Photo courtesy Lebanon Area Baseball Academy