YPSILANTI, Mich. (EMUEagles.com) - The Eastern Michigan University softball team will proudly support the fight against cancer when it takes part in the 2nd Annual "Knock Cancer Out of the Park" event to be held April 24, at Varsity Field as the Eagles and Central Michigan University play game one of its two-game set.
After a successful inaugural event in 2009 that raised over $5,200, the Eagles and Chippewas will team up to form a partnership that looks to make the event bigger and better for years to come. Following the game April 24, players will participate in a home run derby to raise money for cancer research. Fans can pledge money in a number of ways such as a certain amount per home run, an amount towards all participants' results or by simply giving a flat donation. Any donation, big or small, will go a long way in the fight against cancer.
Teams will also raise money by selling t-shirts ($10) and tie-dye bracelets ($5). Gift baskets, provided by parents of EMU players will be up for auction in the games leading up to the event as well. All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society.
First pitch between the Eagles and Chippewas is slated for 2 p.m.