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Bears’ Baseball to host ‘Coaches vs. Cancer Day” Saturday

April 17, 2014

Proceeds from Bears vs. Gateway clash to benefit American Cancer Society this weekend

 

Phoenix, Arizona – April 17, 2014 -- Phoenix College is proud to announce that the ACCAC Baseball game between the Bears and Gateway Community College this Saturday afternoon, April 19th, will be “Coaches vs. Cancer Day” with the Bears.  Proceeds from the game will go to the American Cancer Society’s local chapter.  It is the 2nd year that the Bears’ Baseball program has donated proceeds from a home game to aid the fight against cancer.

 

Today’s announcement signals the Bears’ Athletic Family’s continuing dedication to help out with the fight against cancer.  It will also be the second time this athletic season that a Bears’ team has helped the American Cancer Society’s cause after the men’s basketball team held their “Suits And Sneakers Night” in late January.  Each fundraising day is part of the nationwide collaboration between the ACS & schools across America as part of the Coaches vs. Cancer Program, which provides a platform for the ACS to share information to people around Arizona and allow coaches, faculty, students and game-day fans to make a difference in the fight against cancer.  The Bears’ Baseball team is the eighth and final squad to hold their cancer awareness day during the 2013-14 season, following the leads of men’s and women’s soccer (October 5th), football (October 19th), volleyball (November 1st), men’s basketball (January 22nd), women’s basketball (February 15th) and softball (March 18th). 

 

The Bears will continue the march towards clinching a possible Region I Division II Playoff spot for the second straight year as they host the Gateway Geckos in a single, nine-inning game this Saturday.  First pitch is scheduled for high noon at Marich Field on the Phoenix College campus (1202 West Thomas Road), and admission prices are as follows:  $5 for adults; $3 for students with a valid ID; and kids 12 and under get in FREE; with a portion of the gate receipts to be donated to the ACS.