WRIGHT STATE BASEBALL TO HOST FIRST ANNUAL BASEBALD GAME TO CONQUER KIDS’ CANCER
Game set for April 29 vs. Butler
The Wright State University Baseball team will be hosting their first annual BaseBald game on Sunday, April 29 in conjunction with their series finale with Butler. The first pitch is set for 1:00 p.m.
BaseBald is a national initiative to raise money and awareness for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, an organization formed to “Conquer Kids Cancer”. Other baseball programs participating in this initiative include the University of North Carolina, UNC-Greensboro, Tulane, Western Kentucky, Santa Clara and Georgia Tech.
“We are very excited to partner with St. Baldrick’s and help raise money to conquer childhood cancer,” said Head Coach Rob Cooper. “This is going to be a fun event with proceeds going to a worthy cause.”
Members of the team, as well as other Wright State student-athletes will have their heads shaved for the game to raise awareness for childhood cancer. In addition to shaving their heads, the Wright State Baseball team will be collecting donations in support of St. Baldrick’s leading up to, and at, the game.
Following the game, fans will have the opportunity to have their heads shaved by members of the baseball team for a contribution. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.
“Our team is excited that we can be part of this special initiative with many of our peers throughout the country,” said senior Jake Hibberd. “We are looking forward to shaving our heads, and others, for this important cause.”
Donations are currently being accepted online by visiting the Wright State BaseBald page through St. Baldrick’s… http://www.stbaldricks.org/events/mypage/8261/2012 . Fans may choose to donate to specific player or coach, or just the overall team goal.
Please join us to raise awareness and funds to help “Conquer Childhood Cancer”.
ABOUT ST. BALDRICK’S
On March 17, 2000, reinsurance executives John Bender, Tim Kenny and Enda McDonnell turned their industry’s St. Patrick’s Day party into a head-shaving event to benefit kids with cancer. Their 20 “shavee” recruits planned to raise “$17,000 on the 17th.” Instead, they raised over $104,000!
The movement quickly grew into the world’s largest volunteer-driven fundraising program for childhood cancer research, and today the St. Baldrick’s Foundation funds more in childhood cancer research grants than any organization except the U.S. government. Since 2000, more than 189,660 volunteers — including over 17,200 women — have shaved in solidarity with children with cancer at events in dozens of countries and every U.S. state. Thanks to generous friends and family, these shavees have raised over $117 million for life-saving research, and each is a walking billboard for the cause!
At St. Baldrick’s events, people from all walks of life discover a power they didn’t know they had…the power to bring hope and a future to the bravest kids in the world, and countless volunteers say, “St. Baldrick’s is the best thing I’ve ever done to help someone.”