Softball Raises $2,285 For American Cancer Society

May 11, 2009

SEATTLE - The Washington softball team raised $2,285 for the American Cancer Society last weekend during an auction of the pink jerseys the Huskies wore against Oregon on May 2.

All 19 jerseys worn by the players were auctioned off, with All-American pitcher Danielle Lawrie's jersey going for an incredible $950. All the money raised will go toward cancer research.

'I can't thank the University of Washington Athletic Department enough for their continued support of the American Cancer Society,' said Chris Aversano of the ACS. 'The best part is that with the millions of dollars in research funding the American Cancer Society awards to UW researchers each year, the people who attend these games and make such generous donations are not just supporting the American Cancer Society and our life-saving goals but that money is coming right back to support the University of Washington. What a perfect win-win opportunity.'

The Huskies wore pink jerseys on Saturday, May 2 when they defeated Oregon, 11-0. Lawrie got the victory in the circle for the Dawgs, who now embark on their 16th consecutive NCAA postseason appearance this week. They will head to Amherst, Mass., as the No. 3 overall seed in the 64-team field where they will face Sacred Heart in their first game on Friday at 2 p.m. PT.

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