ABAC Fillies and students help'STRIKE OUT CANCER' at softball doubleheader

ABAC Fillies and students help'STRIKE OUT CANCER' at softball doubleheader

Students from the Wellness and Human Experience class along with the Fillies softball team at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College held a  "Strike Out Cancer" event on March 22 at Fillies Field when ABAC played Thomas University J.V. 

From 3-5:30 p.m., spectators at the games purchased balloons for $1 and attached the name of a loved one who has been affected by cancer to the balloon. A Memory Wall and a Fight Wall for attendees to sign during the games was a huge success, along with a special Art Wall displaying the Strike Out Cancer logo were all displayed on the back of the third base dugout. 

In a brief ceremony between games of the twin-bill, former Coach Donna Campbell and ABAC Head Coach Jennifer Martinez addressed all those present on how cancer has affected their friends and families. Their words were followed by a release of the balloons while singer/songwriter Whitney Layne's song "God Will Have To Wait" was playing.  "It was a beautiful moment with Whitney's song being played and the release of the balloons was a very touching moment for all."  added Coach Campbell.

Members of the Wellness and Human Experience class served free hot dogs and drinks during the event.  The event raised over $330.00 for the ABAC Relay for Life Team.

In the photo:  A.D., Alan Kramer, Adm. Assist. for Dean of Students, Vickie Wilson, Data Processor for the ABAC Foundation, Gloria Sulkowski (both cancer survivors) and Coach Donna Campbell