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Candy Classic surpasses goal

Photo courtesy of Beck Nelms

The 2018 Candy Classic announced this week they surpassed its goal of $15,000 during three events in May. Tournament director Becky Nelms said, "We surpassed our goal of $15,000 and raised $16,000 for St. Jude this year. Just in the past five years since Amber's (Peek's) death we have raised about $80,000 for childhood cancer research at St. Jude." The Candy Classic is named in honor of Candy Hammond and recently added Peek's name to the memorial tournament. Seen are Peek's dad Jerry surrounded by the beginner players at the Kids Day which took place the last Saturday in May at Tate Baptist Church.