Photo Gallery: Eighth Annual Strike Out Cancer Day
The No. 4-ranked Virginia Wesleyan College Softball Team set a goal of $15,000 for their Eighth Annual Strike Out Cancer Day held on April 16—and they easily surpassed it, announcing a total of $17,206 raised for research efforts through the American Cancer Society. "We aren't sure what to say when 'Thank You' isn't enough," said Head Softball Coach Brandon Elliott. "Once again our VWC community rallied around our Strike Out Cancer event...to make it the best one yet." Hundreds attended the Strike Out Cancer festivities, with many of those participating in the successful silent auction. The food, provided by GENESIS Ministries, also sold well with those proceeds adding to the final total. Last year, the Marlins raised $11,878. Through this year's total, the softball program and its supporters have brought in $82,213 for cancer research since 2009. Originally posted on www.vwcathletics.com.