On Saturday, June 9, at the Central Park ball fields, you won’t be able to throw a softball without hitting a neurosurgeon. (Although, please don’t actually hit a neurosurgeon—or anyone else—with a softball.)
It’s time once again for the Neurosurgery Charity Softball Tournament. The event raises money for education and research support as the tournament has grown over the years, its fundraising capacity has grown as well. Now celebrating its 15th anniversary, the event has raised more than half a million dollars , with the organizers hoping to ultimately raise $1 million, or even more.
This year’s tournament is special for another reason too: The event was covered in the Journal of Neurosurgery. An article by tournament co-founders Dr. Jeffrey Bruce and Dr. Ricardo Komotar, with resident Dr. Hannah Goldstein, explains the origins of the tournament and its fundraising efforts, also giving appropriate recognition to each year’s tournament champions.
Last year’s winner was Vanderbilt University. This year, 40 teams of neurosurgeons will come from around the United States and Canada to raise money, have fun and try to win the trophy off Vandy. Come on out and support Columbia’s team by supporting that home field advantage!
Learn more about Dr. Bruce on his bio page here.
Learn more about Dr. Goldstein on the resident page here.