The softball and baseball programs at Virginia Wesleyan College have teamed up to host the Seventh Annual Strike Out Cancer event on Saturday, April 18 at 1 p.m. at the VWC Softball Complex. In partnership with the American Cancer Society, Strike Out Cancer has raised more than $60,000 to date, and a goal of $15,000 has been set for 2015. The event will feature a silent auction of nearly 50 items, food provided by GENESiS Ministries, music, inflatables, and, of course—softball and baseball. Earlier in the day, prior to the Strike Out Cancer event, the VWC Baseball Team will hold a free baseball clinic for Newtown Elementary School students. The clinic will feature instruction with the players followed by an autograph meet and greet (9:30-11 a.m., VWC Marlin Field). The team mentors weekly at the school as part of an ongoing educational initiative called “Work Hard, Play Hard.” Strike Out Cancer tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the gate. All proceeds will go straight to the American Cancer Society. Those unable to attend the event are asked to consider support in the form of an online donation. For more information, contact VWC Head Women's Softball Coach Brandon Elliott at firstname.lastname@example.org or 757.455.3307. Strike Out Cancer is hosted in memory of Elliott’s mother, Elaine F. Sears, who lost her battle with colon cancer in 2008.