Archbishop Hannan High School is host of the Swinging for Multiple System Atrophy baseball tournament taking place March 12-14 at three locations, including Coquille Parks and Recreation, where Hannan will play its games. Coquille is at 13505 La. 1085, Covington. There will also be a softball tournament at Coquille.
On Friday, fish fry dinners will be sold at Coquille for $7.
The other locations are Covington High School and Northlake Christian School.
The fight against multiple system atrophy is personal for the Hawks for two reasons. Sandra Cancienne, grandmother of head coach Boomer Nunez and freshman Trey Nunez, lost her battle with the disease on July 29. Also, Bobby Carlisle, whose wife, Terri, is Hannan’s director of information technology, is battling MSA.
MSA is a rare degenerative neurologic condition that affects both men and women, usually starting in the 50s or early 60s. MSA is considered a type of Parkinsonism but with more widespread effects on the brain and body. There is no remission or cure, so treatment involves controlling the symptoms.