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Shippensburg Baseball Raising Money to Strikeout Cancer

The team hopes to raise $10,000 this season. SU1_2514

By: Matt Klinedinst

SHIPPENSBURG- Throughout the 2017 baseball season, the Raiders have been participating in the College Baseball vs. Cancer Fundraiser.

Shippensburg is one of 72 teams raising money to combat pediatric cancer. The Raiders have participated in the fundraiser for the past five seasons and have donated the proceeds towards cancer research and treatment at the Penn State Hershey Medical Center.

The team wants to raise $10,000 for this season. Every dollar raised is used to help out kids like Colby Bubb.

Colby is an 11-year-old boy from Carlisle who visited the team during practices and games. The baseball team also visited him while he was undergoing his last rounds of chemotherapy.

He is now cancer free, but remains close to the team. Catcher Jack Goertzen describes Colby as another teammate.

“He’s like our little buddy,” said Goertzen, “He comes and hangs out with us and we just enjoy supporting him through whatever he does.”

If you wish to help the Raiders reach their team goal of $10,000, you can donate at team.vs-cancer.org.

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