May 6, 2011

Quinnipiac And Hartford Softball Programs Raise $2,000 At Strike Out Cancer Event

Hamden, Conn. - The Quinnipiac University and University of Hartford softball programs joined forces on April 20 to raise $2,000 for the Susan G. Komen Fund at their "Strike Out Cancer" event. The Susan G. Komen Fund benefits breast cancer research. The event was part of Quinnipiac's "Positive Play" initiative, designed to encourage community involvement by Quinnipiac's student-athletes.

"Helping to raise breast cancer awareness is a great way to give back to the community, as most people have had their lives touched in some way by the disease," said Quinnipiac Head Coach Germaine Fairchild. "Our student-athletes and coaches are so proud to wear the signature pink color of the cause and to have raised over $2,000 for the Susan G. Komen Foundation."

The benefit, held in conjunction with their game on April 20, featured pink-colored bases in recognition of the color associated with breast cancer awareness. In addition, both teams wore pink shoelaces and socks during the game.

The Bobcats return to action when they close out the 2011 regular season at Massachusetts on Sunday, May 8 at 1 p.m. at the UMass Softball Complex in Amherst, Mass.