ABBEVILLE, Ala. (WDHN) — A community spent Saturday raising money for Lottie Walker.

An Abbeville girl was diagnosed with cancer this month and they did it by hosting “Tip-Off for Lottie.”

Photo of Lottie Walker

Walker was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma and is currently undergoing chemo treatment in Birmingham.

Members of the Abbeville community heard about the diagnosis and wanted to find a way to help.

“I kinda felt obligated,” Assistant Recreational Director for Abbeville Parks and Rec, Greg Grimsley said. “A young girl is sick and we wanted to come together and do something for her for the family.”

Abbeville Parks and Rec partnered with First Baptist Church of Abbeville to host the all-day event.

“The community has been amazing,” Lottie Walker’s mother, Brittany Walker said. “We never so many people cared. Our baby girl and we are going through a lot. People have sold stuff, they are putting this basketball tournament together. It’s just amazing.”

The tournament welcomed teams from Abbeville, Headland, Skipperville, Enterprise, and Eufaula.

All proceeds raised go to help Lottie Walker’s family with medical expenses and other necessary needs

“We really don’t have a goal, but one thing we know is that Abbeville and the surrounding communities have been absolutely tremendous to love this family, to pray for this family, and we are expecting a huge turnout,” First Baptist Church of Abbeville, Pastor Ricky Sowell said.

Teams competed throughout the day for some bragging rights and a chance to compete against some of the best basketball players to come through the Wiregrass, but more importantly to play for Lottie Walker.

“Tip-Off for Lottie”

“Pray for our baby,” Walker said.

If you still would like to donate to the Walker family

You can contact First Baptist Church in Abbeville to find the best way to do so.