Lady Herd softball hosts Strikeout Cancer Day

Published 2:23 am Thursday, May 3, 2012

Staff Report


HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Marshall women’s softball will help the fight against cancer by hosting a National Fastpitch Coaches Association Strikeout Cancer Day on Saturday when the Herd battled Central Florida in a 1 p.m. doubleheader.

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The NFCA Strikeout Cancer program is associated with the American Cancer Society to help raise funds for cancer research by donations to the amount of strikeouts during a game.

For Marshall’s event this year, interested persons can choose to donate any amount they wish to strikeouts in either the first, second, of both games against UCF. The Thundering Herd will also sport commemorative pink jerseys that will be auction off starting the seventh inning of game one and up until the conclusion of the second game. A special first pitch and other activities are planned for the day. All money raised during the event will go directly to The American Cancer Society.

Anyone wishing to make a donation can do so in two ways. On-site donations will be available starting approximately 30 minutes before game one and will last all day. Those wishing to make their donation before Saturday’s action can contact the softball office at 304-696-3279.

The National Fastpitch Coaches Association’s (NFCA) mission is to assist in the professional development of fastpitch softball coaches through educational services and cooperative efforts with other professional organizations, while stimulating the growth and promotion of the sport and competition in the highest traditions of athletics.

The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.