Nov. 14, 2013
Check amount: $830
(L-R): Pink Ribbon Fund board member Ted Tibbett, Pink Ribbon Fund co-founder Susan Light, board member Wendy McMahon and Head Baseball Coach Scott Berry
HATTIESBURG, Miss. - When Southern Miss baseball coach Scott Berry decided in the fall of 2012 to partner his program's fall intrasquad world series, his first and only choice was The Pink Ribbon Fund.
The Pink Ribbon Fund compassionately assists Pine Belt breast cancer patients with financial support for their diagnosis and treatment, as well as quality of life issues resulting from their illness. The Pink Ribbon Fund, now 10 years in existence, has given away over $750,000 in grants over a 17-county area in South Mississippi.
"We asked ourselves as a staff what could we do to give back to our community and this felt right from the get-go," said Southern Miss coach Scott Berry. "We are glad that we can have The Pink Ribbon involved with our fall world series as well as our "Pack the Pete in Pink" day that we will have for the third-straight year this spring."
Thus, the Breast Cancer Awareness Fall World Series was born on the Southern Miss campus and the Golden Eagles recently completed their second year. All funds raised during the fall world series are donated directly to The Pink Ribbon Fund. This year, the Golden Eagles raised $830 for the organization as fans - who gained admission to each game free - made donations in support of Breast Cancer Awareness.
The Gold squad defeated the Black team 4-1 in the best of seven series at Pete Taylor Park/Hill Denson Field.
For more information or to donate to The Pink Ribbon Fund go to PinkRibbonFund.org or call (601) 450-PINK (7465).