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DePaul Makes Pitch to Strike Out Cancer
The Blue Demons will be wearing pink on Saturday as they participate in the nationwide

The Blue Demons will be wearing pink on Saturday as they participate in the nationwide

April 13, 2012

CHICAGO - DePaul's softball team will be playing for more than a BIG EAST Conference victory on Saturday.

The noon doubleheader at Cacciatore Stadium against Pittsburgh also signifies the Blue Demons' participation in the "StrikeOut Cancer" program with proceeds from the games benefiting the American Cancer Society.

With the backing of the National Fastpitch Coaches Association, college softball programs nationwide have joined in the "StrikeOut Cancer" initiative and raised thousands of dollars to support the fight against the insidious disease.

The resources have allowed the American Cancer Society to help prevent cancer, save lives and diminish suffering through research, education, advocacy and service.

"StrikeOut Cancer" leverages the personal experiences and leadership of fast-pitch softball coaches across the country to help increase cancer education and promote healthy living through awareness programs and fundraising activities.

DePaul's players will be wearing pink uniforms in support of the movement. Fans can show their support by purchasing pink T-shirts commemorating the event, and those who donate more than one dollar will be given pink sunglasses.

Pink Wilson softballs will be on sale for five dollars each and can be used for the "Save Second Base" challenge between games. Those who purchase softballs will gather in the outfield and make a long toss towards second base. Closest to the base wins a special prize.

The softballs can also be used during an autograph session following the second game of the doubleheader. Fans can also donate to the event by purchasing cupcakes and pink Rice Krispies Treats.