Trinity Baseball Supports Team Member, Helps Raise Funds To Fight Cancer
Hartford, Conn. - The Trinity College baseball prides itself on its family-style atmosphere, and evidence of this close-knit team was fully apparent this year when the entire squad stepped up to give support to one of its members who was forced to go through an unimaginably hard time. Senior pitcher Jim Ramsey suffered a terrible loss this year when his mother, Anne Ramsey, passed away after a two-and-one- half-year battle with Carcinoid Cancer. The baseball team attended both the wake and the funeral, but its members' support for Ramsey and his entire family didn't stop there.
The team participated in the 2011 Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund walk presented by Hyundai to raise money for the Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. This walk is close to home for the Ramsey family, as Mrs. Ramsey was assisted in her battle against cancer by what her husband, Robert Ramsey, describes as a "talented and compassionate team" at Dana Farber. The walk took place on Sunday September 18, 2011. The baseball team joined Ramsey's walking team, Kulke's Krewe, and walked the 13.1 miles starting at Babson College and ending at Copley Square. After realizing their stated goal with $40,000 raised in 2010, the Ramsey teamed raised in excess of $95,000 this fall which went to the Mathew Kulke Carcinoid Fund. The baseball team truly showed how to rise up and support a teammate through even the roughest of times. We give our deepest sympathies to the Ramsey family, and commend them and the entire baseball team for their hard work to help end the fight against cancer.