On Sunday, June 5, 2022, 49 baseball and softball teams from around Central Indiana will gather at Veterans Memorial Park for our 21st Annual David Manlove Invitational Memorial Tournament. This tournmanent is near and dear to OYO for many reasons.
David was one of OYO’s own who lost his battle with addiction. David’s life continues to touch others through the efforts of his parents and The 24 Group by providing education, awareness, and assistance to families of youth and young adults dealing with the disease of addiction. OYO is honored to continue to support this important cause by donating all the proceeds from this tournament to The 24 Group.
The David Manlove Memorial Tournament is nearly a completely all-volunteer operation. All net proceeds from this tournament are donated to The 24 Group, which was founded by David’s parents — Kim and Marissa Manlove — to help families who are dealing with alcohol and substance abuse, especially among teenagers. While we host this tournament to raise money in David’s name, the more important reason is to spread the word about substance abuse so our families understand addiction is a disease that no one is immune to it regardless of geographical location or financial means. Over the years, the OYO Family has learned nothing helps them heal more than seeing and talking to the kids at the ballpark. Learn more about the annual David Manlove Memorial Tournament today.
On behalf of OYO, we appreciate the tremendous support from youth baseball and softball programs from all across Central Indiana.
And, you can learn more about the mission of The 24 Group, online.