Sport fundraising class to host home run derby, 'Pink Out' game
Students in PES 550: Sports Fundraising will host multiple fundraisers for the National Research Cancer Foundation.
As part of a class project, the students will host a "Pink Out" game during Central Michigan University's softball doubleheader at 1 p.m. on April 16 at Margo Yonker Stadium.
The event, "Strike Out Cancer," will feature auctions, raffles and prizes during the game.
The class is also hosting a softball home run derby on April 13-14. Participants can pay $5 for every five swings. The derby takes place at 5:30 p.m. at Margo Yonker Stadium on both days.
The top two participants from each day advance to the final, which will be after the CMU softball doubleheader against Toledo on April 16. The winner receives a $75 gift card from the CMU Bookstore.
Each person in the class is responsible for raising $150, said senior Jonah Ings. The class is working to host 400 people at the event and raise $5,000 for the foundation. More than $1,000 has been raised so far.
"Everybody knows someone who has had to deal with cancer. Whatever we can do to help the greater good, we are happy to do," said Head Coach Margo Jonker. "Athletics are such a big part of life and it is our job to help educate on the importance of cancer research."
Class members are also responsible for selling one CMU pink Adidas jersey for $100. Those interested in buying a jersey or donating to the event can visit its GoFundMe page.