Baseball to host 4th Annual Striking Out Breast Cancer on Saturday
By Matt Green
ROME – The Shorter University baseball program's commitment to the community and charitable efforts will take center stage this weekend.
On Saturday, Feb. 11, as part of their 12 pm non-conference doubleheader with Albany State, the Hawks will host the 4th Annual Striking Out Breast Cancer event at the Robert H. Ledbetter Baseball Complex.
In what has become one of Shorter's most successful fundraising efforts in regards to breast cancer awareness and research, Shorter Baseball will once again join forces with The Breast Center at Floyd Medical and Shorter's own chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority to put on the annual not-for-profit fundraiser that not only educates the community about breast cancer, but also honors those who are or have fallen victim to the disease.
Through its Striking Out Breast Cancer event, Shorter's baseball program has been one of the leaders in raising money for breast cancer research.
The Hawks have raised nearly $15,000 over the past three years, with all proceeds being donated to The Breast Center at Floyd.
On Saturday, fans will again have the opportunity to make donations and purchase pink Shorter Baseball merchandise. "Striking Out Breast Cancer" t-shirts will also be on sale with all monies from sales going to benefit The Breast Center.
Floyd will have an information booth on site and Zeta Tau Alpha will sponsor several activities for all ages, such as face painting and various games.
For the first time ever, the Hawks will wear pink uniforms in support of the fight against breast cancer. Shorter will provide Albany State and the umpires with pink armbands to wear during the games.