Feb. 19, 2013
The Auburn and Alabama baseball teams are joining together along with the Vs. Cancer Foundation to help fight childhood cancer at the MAX Capital City Classic on Tuesday, March 5, at Riverwalk Stadium in Montgomery.
The Vs. Cancer Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving kid's lives by empowering athletes and communities to fund lifesaving childhood cancer efforts. In honor of kids battling cancer, both teams, including their head coaches, will be shaving their heads on the field just prior to the first pitch of the game.
"Cancer has no boundaries and touches all of our lives in many different ways," Auburn Head Coach John Pawlowski said. "This is an opportunity to help give a child a fighting chance and enjoy all the blessings that surround us every day. We will gladly do our part, and I hope that others will step up and help contribute to a great cause. Together, we can make a difference and help conquer childhood cancer."
Both teams encourage fans to show their support by making a donation to the Vs. Cancer Foundation. Donations will be taken online at www.maxcapitalcityclassic.com and at the MAX Capital City Classic game.
Alabama and Auburn will be promoting this fundraiser and the money raised will benefit the Vs. Cancer Foundation, the Children's Hospital of Alabama, and research efforts at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
This will be the fifth annual MAX Capital City Classic game between Auburn and Alabama, with Auburn winning each of the previous four. Historically a sellout, tickets are going fast for the 2013 game, however, box and lawn seats are still available.
To purchase tickets, visit the website at www.maxcapitalcityclassic.com or call (334)323-2255. For more information on Vs. Cancer Foundation, visit vs-cancer.org.
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