KANSAS CITY, Mo. - One boy’s dreams to help others has gone above and beyond expectations.
It started in 2011 when a tornado hit Joplin, Mo.
A Kansas City boy, Philip Scimeca, decided he wanted to help.
He and his family started a whiffle ball tournament in the Northland.
The idea caught on. In its fourth year, the tournament has doubled in size.
"Never in a million years did I ever think it would grow to what it is today. Each year seems to get better and better, and I couldn't be more proud," Frank Scimeca, Philip Scimeca’s father, said.
So far, the Whiffle Ball Classic has raised $36,000 for Joplin and local charities.
This year's profits go towards Variety children's charity.