Baseball tournament to help raise money for Bellamy Gamboa’s family

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — The community honored a Virginia Beach mother who went missing in July through a baseball tournament this weekend.

Eight teams came together for a two-day baseball tournament in honor of Bellamy Gamboa to raise money for her family.

“Bellamy served as a team mom here and her son played here, he plays with us, and she would coordinate some of the volunteers. She would coordinate with the parents and teammates so that everyone could be here on time and basically was the glue that held the whole team together,” said organizer Chris Bufis.

Gamboa, a mother of four, was last seen on July 1. 

10 on Your Side learned through court records, her ex-boyfriend Lamont Johnson has been charged with her murder.

“It’s been pretty sad and pretty shocking and as the developments came out over the last 28 days. Its just been a little unreal to us,” said Bufis.

“We want to band together and help her family in the time of need,” he added.

Baseball mother Lindsey Evans came to watch her son play in the tournament. She says it was nice to see so many people out supporting the cause.

“I’m almost in tears to see people out here and doing it for a family its a good call,” said Evans.

Bufis said they raised $4,000 from the tournament.

That money will be donated to the family’s GoFundMe. As of Aug. 7, the GoFundMe has raised more than $15,000 — not counting the proceeds from the tournament.

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