TULSA, Okla. – The Oral Roberts baseball team tries to extend a three-game win streak Tuesday night hosting Wichita State for a non-conference matchup at J.L. Johnson Stadium. The Golden Eagles also are partnering with the Vs. Cancer Foundation to raise awareness and funds for childhood cancer.
In partnership with Vs. Cancer, fifty percent of the money raised will fund national brain tumor research efforts through the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, while the other half will go directly to a local pediatric oncology unit.
Brant Masters, Director of Team Relations for Vs. Cancer, played collegiate baseball at Furman University and participated with Vs. Cancer as a fundraiser before coming to work for Vs. Cancer full-time. "It is exciting to see the efforts of the Oral Roberts University baseball team making an immediate impact. As college athletes, kids look up to them. They are not only helping local children who are fighting, but are also making a difference for the next child fighting through funding groundbreaking research. With the support of this incredible team, we are going to make a true difference in these children's lives."
Vs. Cancer was founded in 2012 by childhood brain tumor survivor Chase Jones, who was a collegiate baseball player at the University of North Carolina during the time of his diagnosis. The support of his teammates during treatment was his largest source of strength, which Vs. Cancer now provides to kids all across the U.S. by working with college athletic teams.
Vs. Cancer has worked with hundreds of athletes, teams and communities nationwide to fund the comprehensive spectrum of the pediatric cancer battle: from research initiatives across the country to healing programs within local children's hospitals.
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