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Michigan-Michigan State Team Up to Fight Cancer

 

The Michigan State and University of Michigan softball programs will team up to present the first annual Strike Out Breast Cancer series, held in conjunction with their Big Ten home-and-home series this Saturday and Sunday (May 5-6). Game one will be played in East Lansing at Old College Field on Saturday at 1 p.m., before the series moves to Ann Arbor for the regular-season finale on Sunday at 1 p.m. at Alumni Field. 

Proceeds from the Michigan State side will benefit the Sparrow Health Systems Regional Cancer Center. Both games of the series will also be broadcast live on Comcast, and free live audio will be provided via msuspartans.com. 

Lupe Izzo, wife of Michigan State men's basketball coach Tom Izzo, along with daughter Raquel, will throw out the first pitch of Saturday's game in East Lansing. She has been involved on the national level with Coaches vs. Cancer, and also locally with the Sparrow Foundation, in the fight against cancer. 

Both teams will wear pink socks and pink jerseys trimmed in their respective school colors. There will be an auction held at each school for their respective team jerseys. 

The money raised from the auction at Michigan State will benefit the Sparrow Health Systems Regional Cancer Center. For more information on the Regional Cancer Center, please visit the official website at: http://www.sparrow.org/foundation/cancer.asp, or the official website of the Sparrow Foundation at: http://www.sparrow.org/foundation/default.asp. 

Speedline Athletic Wear generously donated the pink jerseys for both the Spartans and Wolverines. For more information on Speedline Athletic Wear, please visit their official site at: http://speedlineathletic.com/. 

At Saturday's game in East Lansing, the first 150 fans wearing pink will receive a free gift, while other raffle prizes at the game include: a gift card to Wheat Jewelers, a Pizza House coupon, T-shirts, MSU headphones, and much more! 

"Strikeout Breast Cancer" T-shirts will be on sale for $10, with a portion of the earnings donated to the Sparrow Regional Cancer Center. 

Parking is available at Jenison Field House and tickets for the game will be available at the gate. 

For more information, please contact Michigan State University head softball coach Jacquie Joseph at: 517-355-4752 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it