The Trinity College baseball and women's lacrosse teams are hosting a Spikeball tournament on the Jarvis Quad, this Saturday, September 30th at 11 a.m. to help raise money in the fight against childhood cancer. The event will include a single-elimination Spikeball tournament with snacks and refreshments provided, a free T-shirt with entry, prize packs for top-five winners, and will conclude with a catered lunch form J-Bar. All proceeds from the event will benefit the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in the fight against childhood cancer.
With September being Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, the two teams thought it would be a good idea to create an event like this to cap off the month and help raise money and awareness for the cause. "We are so happy to bring the 2nd Annual Trinity Spikeball Tournament back to the main quad," said baseball senior Brendan Pierce. "It has been wonderful partnering with the women's lacrosse team as they have provided valuable insight and organization. Most importantly, we are honored to be able to put on an event like this for a cause that has become close to us."
The baseball team has been inspired by Team IMPACT team member Gavin, a seven year old who was matched with the Bantams squad last year. Gavin recently completed his treatments for leukemia in May and has been a huge inspiration to the team with his attitude through it all.
"Last winter we were so lucky to get connected with Gavin through Team IMPACT," said Pierce. "Gavin overcame his battle with Leukemia and the guys could not be more proud of this little warrior's resilience and easy-going attitude. He and his family have become a part of our Bantam baseball family and his growing influence in our everyday lives is a true blesssing."
For those interested in participating in the event, you can reach Brendan Pierce at firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow the links below to the appropriate space.