Hawkeye Softball To Host Strikeout Cancer Day

April 17, 2008

IOWA CITY – Sunday’s softball doubleheader against Minnesota will be “Strikeout Cancer” day at Pearl Field. Fans will have plenty of opportunities to participate in this special event.

Any fan wearing pink to Sunday’s doubleheader will receive free admission. Pink Hawkeye koozies and poms will also be given away at the gate. The Hawkeyes will also be wearing special pink jerseys for the event.

The Hawkeyes will also have a special guest throwing out the ceremonial first pitch. Sophie Lowe, who is a three-year old resident of Iowa City, will toss out the first pitch. She was diagnosed with Leukemia in October and is undergoing a two-and-a-half year treatment process at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. The Hawkeye softball team met the Lowe family during one of their visits to the UIHC. Sophie loves softball and has become friends with many of the players and coaches on the team.

The Holden Cancer Research Center will have an informational table and representatives present at the game. Fans can make donations to the Holden Cancer Research Center by sending a check payable to the UI Foundation (Holden Cancer Center in check reference) and mail it to the following address:

UI Foundation
Levitt Center for University Advancement
One West Park Rd.
P.O. Box 4550
Iowa City, IA 52242-4550

Sunday’s doubleheader will also serve as “Senior Day” for Summer Downs and Emily Nichols.