For the tournament, Leavitt decided to try to field 20 teams at a cost of $1500 a team. The number of players at that price point seemed a reach, but not out of the question.
"This past weekend, I got a call from a lady that heard about what we were doing," he said. "She's not from around here, she's never met Payton. But she donated $15,000. And then I just got a call yesterday from a lady who wants to make a donation, but she's not sure how much yet because she wants to get a corporate match from her employer."
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