PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania baseball team is teaming up with the Vs. Cancer Foundation for the second year in a row for the purpose of raising money for cancer research.
After raising nearly $10,000 during their 2014 campaign, the Quakers will break out the hair clippers and winter hats again in 2015, shaving their heads to help raise proceeds for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and national childhood cancer research.
“We’re excited to be working the Vs. Cancer Foundation once again,” said Penn head coach John Yurkow. “It’s a great organization and a great cause, and we are looking forward to reaching our goal yet again.”
Earlier this fall, members of the Penn baseball team visited CHOP, spending time and talking with children there.
Spearheading the team's outreach, senior pitcher Ronnie Glenn said, “This year we brought a whole new group from last year. It helps show guys how important this fundraiser is to our team, and we see where the money is going, and the actual children we could be helping.”
To learn more about the Penn baseball team’s efforts, or if you would like to make a contribution, please click here.The team will be shaving their heads on Saturday, Feb. 14 at 12 p.m. after their intra-squad scrimmage inside the Dunning-Cohen Champions Air Structure in Penn Park.
The Vs. Cancer Foundation is a non-profit organization, founded in 2012, dedicated to saving children’s lives by empowering athletes and communities to fund lifesaving cancer efforts. For more information on the foundation, please click here.