Baseball Donates Time to Race for a Cure

Wed, 11/02/2011

Baseball Donates Time to Race for a Cure

NEW ORLEANS, La. – On October 21, the Loyola University New Orleans baseball team lent a hand to help strike out breast cancer. Last week, the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure took place in City Park in New Orleans, and Coach Gee Cassard’s team was more than willing to do what they could to help make the event a success.

For the 15th anniversary of the special event, the Wolfpack donated their time on the Friday afternoon to aid in the race’s setup. The team helped create the “race mall,” where runners could find all the participating vendors and necessary runner’s information.

The team was in full pink prep mode, building pink tents, passing out pink pamphlets, and hanging pink banners. The Wolfpack set up tables, chairs, trashcans, barricades, and water stations.

“This was our sixth straight year in helping out this great cause,” said Cassard. “I can’t wait to participate again next year. Not only does the team get to interact with the community, but they’re also helping out a great effort to fight breast cancer.”

Race for the Cure started at 8 a.m. the following day, featuring events such as a one-mile fun run and a 5K run/walk. The New Orleans community made its presence felt with a record turnout of 14,000+ participants.

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