Softball Announces $17,206 Raised for Strike Out Cancer

Softball Announces $17,206 Raised for Strike Out Cancer

Softball Announces $17,206 Raised for Strike Out Cancer

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- The No. 4-ranked Virginia Wesleyan College softball team set a goal of $15,000 for this year's Strike Out Cancer event, and easily surpassed it, announcing a total of $17,206 raised for research efforts through the American Cancer Society.

Last year, the Marlins raised $11,878. Through this year's total, the softball program and its supporters have brought in $82,213 for cancer research since 2009.

"We aren't sure what to say when "Thank You" isn't enough," softball coach Brandon Elliott said. "Once again our VWC community rallied around our Strike Out Cancer event last Saturday to make it the best one yet."

Hundreds attended the Strike Out Cancer festivities, with many of those participating in the successful silent auction. The food, provided by GENESIS Ministries, also sold well with those proceeds adding to the final total.

"At the risk of leaving someone out, I wanted to make sure we did give out some praise to the following groups that were instrumental in making this day happen for us," Elliott added. "Center for Enrollment Services, VWC Grounds Crew, WAC & SGA, Rec-X, VWC Support Staff (Dave and Alan Rock), and the baseball program."