Thursday, March 26, 2015

MARSHALL, Texas – Hosting their annual Strike Out Cancer game the #3 East Texas Baptist University softball team will have their pink on Monday, March 30th, at 6:00 p.m.  ETBU will play #4 Texas-Tyler at Taylor Field and is the second time the Strike Out Cancer Gam will take place as in February it was rained out.

This event will feature a silent auction with pink ETBU t-shirts and socks being sold.  All the proceeds go to the ETBU Strike Out Cancer fund which helps ETBU families financially during their time of need. The team will be wearing their pink jerseys for the game and men’s basketball player Justin Felicia will be throwing out the first-pitch in honor of his mother who passed away from cancer in November.

Former ETBU All-American Angela Gonzales will be on hand from iGoPink/Breast Cancer Charities of America to catch the first pitch from Justin and to promote their non-profit organization. The organization’s information is below:

Our Mission:

The Breast Cancer Charities of America exists to eliminate breast cancer as a life-threatening illness. We bring together organizations representing all health and social service disciplines in the commitment to establish new and unprecedented levels of effectiveness in research, education, advocacy and support. BCCA is the only non-profit bringing the ‘integrated cancer care’ message to women of America.

How we help Breast Cancer Patients:

With our program services we like to focus on the human side of breast cancer. Funds that we generate are dedicated to the Help Now Fund, which provides emergency financial assistance to help people in active treatment with their rent and utilities; University Educational Program, which promotes the prevention message to college campuses and young women as they make healthy lifestyle choices; Feeling Beautiful Again, a program service designed by a breast cancer survivor to provide a gift bag filled with educational and beauty items that addresses the self esteem after a patient goes through treatment; Survivor Kits that go into over 450 hospitals nationwide as a tool for step by step directions on the breast cancer journey; Educational Ambassador Program, teaching women across the US the steps to prevention & survivorship of breast cancer.

You can find much more information on our website at

The ETBU softball team has raised over $15,000 through this event and the Pink Out with the ETBU men’s basketball team.

Come out on Monday to buy your pink items and bid on the silent auction to help benefit the cancer fund. For more information, email Janae Shirley at