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Southwestern College and Tabor College Softball joined together to participate in the NFCA Strikeout Cancer Program on Wednesday April 18, 2012. The Lady Builder program sold T-shirts and collected game day donations, donating all proceeds raised from the event to the American Cancer Society. This is the second annual Strikeout Cancer game for the Lady Builders.
"We are very excited about the turnout and the amount of money we raised to donate to this program," commented Southwestern head softball coach Amber Good. "We would like to thank Coach Unruh and Tabor College for participating in this event with us this year. We look forward to continuing this tradition to help out a worthy cause."
The fundraising effort was a huge success, raising over $700 dollars for the American Cancer Society.
Sophomore center fielder Sara Blackburn rooms with fellow Southwestern College Student-Athlete Hannah Dierksen. Dierksen's mother was diagnosed with breast cancer almost a year ago so this game had special meaning for Blackburn.
"It is great to see two teams come together and support this cause because so many people struggle from this ugly illness. This cause becomesso much more real when someone you know is going through it and it was awesome to have Hannah's mom Susan at the game as a survivor."
Southwestern Softball would like to thank Tabor College, all the local businesses whose donations made this event possible, and the fans of both teams who so graciously supported this event.