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Video: Cranberry CUP Celebrates Giving

The Cranberry community comes together during the weekend's annual softball tournament to help the family of a Keystone Oaks teacher.

During Saturday's opening ceremony for the, 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 .

The games were played throughout the weekend at and

The Pinehurst neighborhood took home this year's CUP trophy.

mary pitcher August 09, 2011 at 01:09 PM
Amazing speech OD! Amazing friends in Cranberry! God Bless you and your family & those by your side!
barb livingston August 11, 2011 at 03:46 PM
wow.......good for you all.....hi shawn..........and thank god for loving friends and community......i have kept in touch and knew of your troubles...so glad to see you and your family receive loving care............best to you all...barb livingston
Jeff August 27, 2011 at 04:45 AM
OD we miss you more than you would imagine at school. Not a day goes by when I don't walk by your room and do a double take to see if your are there. That said you are always a part of KO because of how much heart and soul you put into the school. The Cranberry Cup was an amazing event that not only gave much needed help to you and your family, it inspired all who were in attendance. Love you

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