“Pink Out” game to help raise awareness about breast cancer
TUSKEGEE, Ala. (February 13, 2014) – The Tuskegee University baseball team has joined the fight against breast cancer in Alabama. For their first conference game this season, the Golden Tigers will raise awareness about the disease and honor survivors at a special “Pink Out” game on Saturday, March 1 at 12 p.m. at Patterson Field in Montgomery, Ala. The doubleheader is free and open to the public. The Golden Tigers will take on the Kentucky State University Thorobreds for their first conference game of the season.
The team is also raising money to benefit the Joy to Life Foundation. This non-profit organization based in Alabama helps fund mammograms and other breast cancer screenings for the medically underserved. According to the foundation, almost 10,000 mammograms have been provided and more than 70 patients have been successfully treated with their help.
At the game, the team will be wearing special pink uniforms and fans are also encouraged to wear pink in support of raising awareness. A local breast cancer survivor will throw the first pitch and others will share their stories. There will also be giveaways, health info tables, children’s activities and special treats for donations to the foundation. This is the second year, the baseball team has partnered with Joy to Life for a “Pink Out” game to raise awareness. Golden Tigers coach Montressa Kirby said the game is part of the team’s ongoing commitment to serving its community.
“It’s for a good cause. Breast cancer affects a lot of people that you don’t know about,” Kirby said. “We’re trying to give back to people who need it.”
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