March 18, 2013
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - The Tennessee baseball team will join forces with the Vs. Cancer Foundation to help fight childhood cancer by holding a head-shaving event at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 4 at Lindsey Nelson Stadium. The event is open to the public.
To help support the Vols and their fight against cancer, fans are encouraged to make donations online at Tennesssee.vs-cancer.org. Half of the money raised will be donated to the East Tennessee Children's Hospital, while the other half will go to support cancer research nationwide.
"I am very proud to have our team and program involved in the fight against cancer," UT head coach Dave Serrano said. "It is a horrible disease that effects the lives of too many families, including my own, and it is a great privilege to be able to do our part in standing up to prevent it from effecting others. If our team's involvement can make a positive difference in even one person's life, I would see that as a tremendous victory."
The Vs. Cancer Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to saving kids' lives by empowering athletes and communities to fund lifesaving childhood cancer efforts. It was founded by former North Carolina baseball player Chase Jones who survived brain cancer. Jones will be on-hand for Thursday's event. For more information, visit vs-cancer.org.