During Saturday's opening ceremony for the Cranberry CUP softball tournament, players, a cheer squad, relatives, friends, neighbors, and politicians joined the crowd to support the O'Donnell family of Cranberry.
A social studies teacher in the Keystone Oaks School District and a father of four, Shawn O’Donnell was diagnosed with colon and liver cancer last May.
This year's CUP tournament benefitted him and his family.
Cranberry CUP, which stands for Community Uniting People, raises money to support local families in need. The annual softball tournament -- in which different neighborhoods compete against each other to win the coveted Cranberry CUP trophy -- is the nonprofit’s signature fundraiser.
On Saturday, members of the O'Donnell family received a standing ovation as they arrived at Cranberry Community Park on a township fire truck.
The Pinehurst neighborhood took home this year's CUP trophy.