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WKU Baseball Joins with Louisville to Host “Cancer Awareness Night”

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – The Western Kentucky University baseball program and head coach Matt Myers are excited to announce a partnership with the University of Louisville to host a “Cancer Awareness Night” at one game each season as a part of the team’s home-and-home series.

“It’s an honor to partner with Coach McDonnell and the University of Louisville for such an important cause,” Myers said. “This allows us to use our game as a platform to bring awareness to such a terrible disease that has touched so many people including both the WKU and Louisville family. Percentages show that every person will either develop some sort of the cancer or come in touch with someone they know that will have it. That’s staggering! This game allows us to help get the message out about this awful disease and how we can help fight it!”

Both teams will wear commemorative uniforms and hats and fans are encouraged to wear pink in support of cancer awareness. Future details will be released as the date approaches. This season, Louisville will host the special game when the Hilltoppers travel to Jim Patterson Stadium on April 3, 2012, to take on the Cardinals. In 2013, WKU will host the special event at Nick Denes Field.

“Cancer is a terrible disease that has impacted all of us in some way, which is why it is so important to everyone in our baseball program to be involved with a game like this,” said Louisville head coach Dan McDonnell. “We hosted our first ‘Cancer Awareness’ game last season and it was received very well on campus and in the community. This game allows our team to honor not only all of the special people the disease has taken from us, but also all of the inspirational survivors who continue to fight.”

Both the WKU and Louisville baseball teams encourage all cancer survivors to join them for a special evening at the ballpark.

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