Lynchburg, Va. -- University of Lynchburg's baseball team will be taking on the Guilford Quakers this Saturday in a key Old Dominion Athletic Conference doubleheader, but the Hornets will also be squaring off against childhood cancer.
The Saturday, April 13 games will be Lynchburg's Vs. Cancer Day, a collaboration with the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.
The nonprofit began as the dream of former University of North Carolina baseball player and pediatric brain cancer survivor Chase Jones, Vs. Cancer aims to empower any sports team, any athlete and any community to help kids with cancer.. Vs. Cancer proceeds help fund child life programs in local hospitals and groundbreaking research to cure pediatric brain tumors, the deadliest childhood cancer.
Lynchburg baseball has chosen the University of Virginia Children's Hospital to receive 50 percent of the weekend's donation proceeds.
The Hornets will have in-game promotions, including a t-shirt giveaway, to give fans the opportunity to donate on gameday. Fans, family members and other supporters can also give online at team.curethekids.org/UniversityofLynchburgBaseball2019.
Since 1991, the PBTF has funded more than $30 million in research to increase survivorship, improve quality of life and ultimately eliminate pediatric brain tumors. PBTF also provides emotional support, information, resource referrals and other free services to families, including emergency financial assistance, peer support and college and vocational scholarships.
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