Softball Uses Fall Tournament to Raise Breast Cancer Awareness
Sept. 20, 2007
For Immediate Release
MEMPHIS - The University of Memphis softball team will use its fall exhibition tournament on September 29-30 to raise support and awareness for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation through its Passionately Pink for the Cure program.
Although the event is free to the public, fans are asked to wear pink and to make a donation to the charity organization to support National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Fans making a $5 donation will receive a Passionately Pink for the Cure lapel pin. All of the teams in the tournament will also be wearing wristbands for breast cancer awareness.
"It's something that affects the lives of women everyday and we want to make sure we do our part to bring attention to that," said Memphis head coach Windy Thees. "What better way than through athletics and these girls to show how much they care. Nearly everybody's been touched by someone who has had breast cancer, and we hope there will be a cure someday."
The Tigers host four area programs in the two-day tournament at the Tiger Softball Complex on the Park Avenue Campus. The U of M takes on Northwest Community College at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 29, followed by Southwest Community College at noon. On Sunday, Memphis will play Henderson State at 10 a.m. followed by Christian Brothers University at noon.
Those wishing to donate online or learn more about the Susan G. Komen foundation can do so by visiting www.passionatelypink.org. To donate online, click on the "Register/Donate/Log In" link. Click on "Donate to an Existing Team." Search for the team name of "University of Memphis Softball" to enter the team's donation page.
Komen for the Cure is the world's largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Thanks to events like the Komen Race for the Cure; nearly $1 billion has been invested to fulfill their promise to become the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world.
Tiger Fall Tournament (Tiger Softball Complex)
Saturday, September 29 Northwest at Memphis Memphis, Tenn. 10 a.m. Southwest at Memphis Memphis, Tenn. 12 p.m. CBU vs. Southwest Memphis, Tenn. 2 p.m. Northwest vs. CBU Memphis, Tenn. 4 p.m.