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The University of Hawaii at Hilo's softball team, the Vulcans, are gearing up for a kickball game on November 19th aimed at beating children's cancer. The Vulcans are participating in a national fundraising program that raises money for children's cancer research. Their game is in honor of Sy, the nine-year old nephew of Rachel Sherman, who was recently diagnosed with cancer. Rachel Sherman is the head softball coach at the Academy of Art University, and her team plays in the Pacific West Conference with the University of Hawaii at Hilo.
"I thought it would be a great opportunity for our softball program to support such a worthy cause," said UHH Head Coach Jamie Wallin. "The goal is to have 10 or more teams. What we want to do is try to encourage the participating teams to get their families, friends, classmates and professors to donate on behalf of the organization."
Games in honor of Sy have already raised significant amounts of money for children's cancer research, one of which was on October 29 atthe Academy of Art University and raised over $2,600.
The Vulcans' goal is to raise $2,000. Event Coordinator and assistant softball coach Simone Brandalise wants to spread the word to get the community involved. "We would love for you to put a team together and/or pass this information along to your family, friends, and students in order to help us raise our goal."
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