April 16, 2014

QU Softball Hosting 1st Annual StriKe Out Cancer Game on Wed., April 30 at 2:30 PM; Bobcats Will Wear Pink in Support of American Cancer Society

HAMDEN, Conn. – The Quinnipiac University softball team invites all Bobcat fans to attend their 1st annual StriKe Out Cancer Game on Wednesday, April 30 at 2:30 pm. The Bobcats will dawn pink uniforms in support of the American Cancer Society as they welcome the Hartford Hawks for a doubleheader from the QU Softball Field. Those looking to join the fight against cancer can join the Softball team by clicking on the link above and donating to the American Cancer Society (ACS).

All received donations will be added and counted towards the Bobcats' goal of $2,000. As of Wednesday, April 16 the team is already 88 percent of the way towards reaching their initial goal but regardless of how much money the Bobcats raise, every penny will be donated to the ACS in support of the fight against cancer. Joining Softball's effort is as easy as a few clicks via the link listed above named 'Join Team and Donate to American Cancer Society.'

Quinnipiac's StriKe Out Cancer Game on April 30 will be the 1st annual event for the softball program in the first season in newly hired head coach Jill Karwoski's tenure. Her inspiration and foresight joins a long list of Quinnipiac athletic programs to have dedicated a home game in support of a greater cause. Just some of the many examples at Quinnipiac include: field hockey hosts the "Play4TheCure" game in support of the National Foundation for Cancer Research, women's lacrosse takes part in the Friends of Jaclyn Day to benefit those diagnosed with pediatric brain tumors and women's rugby wore purple and partnered with the School of Medicine and Engineering to support the Austin Hill Project and the fight against cystic fibrosis.

The Bobcats support of the American Cancer Society joins the long list of Positive Play Initiatives supported by the Quinnipiac University Athletic Department. All fans, friends and supporters of Quinnipiac Athletics are welcomed to come out on Wednesday, April 30 and donate to support the well worthy cause.

About American Cancer Society

According to the official American Cancer Society website, for more than 100 years ACS has worked relentless to save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Together with millions of supporters worldwide, ACS helps people stay well, help people get well, find cures and fight back against cancer.


Contact: Maxx McNall; maxx.mcnall@quinnipiac.edu