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Cuts for a Cure 2017

Ari Zaglaniczny, Sport's Editor

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This past Friday, at 5 P.M, the Chippewa Valley Baseball Program hosted their second annual home run derby, Cuts for a Cure.

With the help of the Believe Foundation, the baseball program put on an amazing home run derby.

The Believe Foundation is a non-profit organization that helps support the needs of cancer patients and their families in local communities. The Believe Foundation’s Co-Founder is a cancer survivor herself and has the goal to make a difference in the lives of cancer patients.

The purpose of this event is to raise money for local families that are affected by cancer. The baseball teams sold t-shirts before and during the event for $10, along with bracelets that required a $2 minimum donation, and raffle tickets that were $20 per ticket for a chance to win 4 tickets to a Tiger’s game in a suite and lastly, the opportunity for people that aren’t on the team to hit for $5.oo which included five hits.

This year, the baseball program had Chippewa’s very own, Cancer “Warrior” Nichole Wouters throw out the first pitch to start off the event.

Regardless of the weather, the derby had a great turnout of over 100 people showing up throughout the night to show their support of the cause, and that number does not include the teams.

Out of every Chippewa Valley baseball team, there were a total of over 25 home runs and each player was hitting for someone battling cancer, or that battled cancer before.

Alongside the teams, many Chippewa alumni players came back to take a couple swings and show their support for the cause. Not only did players that graduated last year come to support, players that have graduated over three years ago made sure to attend to show their support.

Chippewa’s annual home run derby is an amazing event that brings people together to help raise money for a good cause and with the effort to help those close to us with their battle with cancer.

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