Xavier Baseball Partners With Vs. Cancer Foundation To Battle Disease
Jan. 28, 2014
CINCINNATI - Xavier baseball has teamed with the Vs. Cancer Foundation to join the fight against cancer. Fourteen players and coaches have pledged their support by agreeing to shave their heads following the Musketeers' home game on Sunday, April 13 against Villanova.
"We are extremely proud to partner with the Vs. Cancer Foundation to help in the fight versus childhood cancer," said Xavier head coach Scott Googins. "This disease affects so many people, and we are excited to be able to do our part to combat it on a local and national level. We are lucky to have a platform in the public eye to be able to reach out and generate support for this cause. As important as winning baseball games is, it pales in comparison to the good that can be done through this organization."
The team has set a fundraising goal of $10,000. The funds raised will go directly towards childhood cancer research.
"As a survivor, it is empowering knowing that Xavier believes in giving back for childhood cancer," stated Chase Jones, founder of the Vs. Cancer Foundation.
Fans wishing to support the fundraising efforts can donate online at the Xavier Vs. Cancer website.