LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – The University of Louisville baseball team is gearing up to host its annual ‘Home Runs for Hope' Tuesday, April 22 at 6:00 p.m.
‘Home Runs for Hope' is a year-long fundraiser in with Cardinal baseball fans can pledge any amount for every home run hit by the team throughout the entire baseball season. All funds will be donated to Gilda's Club of Louisville, a cancer support organization.
Tuesday's ‘Cancer Awareness Night' will start at 6:00 during a home game at Jim Patterson Stadium against Western Kentucky. The Cards will wear special black uniforms with pink lettering to show support and fans are encouraged to make pledges at a sign-up table.
The idea for the event started six years ago by Cardinal head coach Dan McDonnell's wife, Julie, who lost both her parents to cancer. Collectively they have raised nearly $33,000 for Gilda's Club.
For more information or to make a pledge, contact the UofL baseball office at 502-852-5791.