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Mississippi State launches "Do It For Duffy" Campaign


RyanDuffyMSU STARKVILLE, Miss. ‑ The Mississippi State University baseball family is reaching out to help provide financial assistance to former MSU baseball player Ryan Duffy, who was critically injured this summer in a diving accident in Florida.

Plans are in motion for members of the 2011 MSU baseball team, the Diamond Girls, baseball foster parents and others within the community to sell “Do It For Duffy” wristbands to assist the Duffy family with the former Bulldog’s mounting medical expenses. The wristbands, featuring Mississippi State’s distinctive “baseball MS” logo and the “Do It For Duffy” campaign slogan, will be sold for $5 each.

Detailed information on the date and location for the sale of the wristbands will be announced in the coming days.

Duffy, a native of Naples, Fla., lettered in baseball as a catcher and outfielder at Mississippi State from 2007 to 2010, compiling the team’s second‑high batting average (.358) while belting 10 home runs his senior season in 2010.  He remains in the intensive care unit at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Fla., while recovering from neck and spinal cord injuries sustained in the accident.

Those interested in assisting with the distribution of the wristbands or contributing directly to the campaign should contact the MSU Baseball Office (662‑325‑3597).

Updates on Duffy’s rehabilitory progress are available online from the Duffy family.

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