Paige Roper and her slo-pitch team Paige's Knights were part of a Make-A-Wish tournament at Riverway Sports Complex in Burnaby that attracted hundreds of supporters this weekend.
In 2007, Pitt Meadows-native Paige had a wish granted by the foundation for a baby grand piano after being diagnosed with a brain tumor.
Five years later, she's cancer-free after undergoing an intense year of brain surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation.
Her slo-pitch team, called Paige's Knights, is made up of friends and family who helped support her in her journey with cancer.
With about 500 ball players participating last weekend, the event raised money to keep granting wishes to kids who are battling life-threatening illnesses.
Now in its fifth year, the tournament has raised more than $150,000 in the past and hopes to raise $60,000 this year, once the final numbers are all added up.
Paige's Knights have already raised $1,435, including a $500 donation from sponsor MTI Community College.
"We've had the pleasure of meeting some of the wish kids at the tournament," said organizer Liz Caridi. "Once you hear what they've been through, you just want to do more, especially when you hear how important having a wish is to them."
More info at www.makeawishbc.ca.