PG Vs. Cancer fundraising under way
Super25 : : General
Tuesday, May 06, 2014
CARTERSVILLE, Ga. - After
months of planning with the help of those with the Vs. Cancer
Foundation, PG Vs. Cancer has come to life. The Perfect Game Super25
series has launched its fundraising efforts in the partnership with Vs.
Cancer to give every participating Super25 team from every age group the
chance to raise money in the fight against childhood cancer.
University of North Carolina outfielder Chase Jones, the founder of Vs.
Cancer, and Perfect Game Super25 National Director Drake Browne have
been working together to incorporate Vs. Cancer into the brand new
Perfect Game tournament series.
Jones, who was diagnosed with
stage 4 brain cancer in 2006, founded Vs. Cancer when his cancer went
into remission. He is very excited to be teaming up with Perfect Game
and its participating tournament teams.
"The idea that a baseball
team could rally around helping out children with cancer blew up to the
point that we were trying to give every athlete that we worked with a
platform to help out other kids," Jones said. "Perfect Game is an
unbelievable organization believing that the game of baseball can be
much bigger than just a sport and can act as an avenue to help out the
"PG Vs. Cancer gives every team a chance to make a
difference this summer," added Browne, who has set his personal
fundraising goal at $15,000. With around 5,000 invite requests for
Super25 tournaments, the partnership has the potential to raise a lot of
money for Vs. Cancer. PG Super25's goal is set at $50,000.
Vs. Cancer donates half of the money
raised towards cancer research at the national level, while donating the
other half directly to the local children's hospitals. In this case,
the hospitals in the Perfect Game Super25 National Championship host
locations will receive donations. Those cities are Nashville, Charleston, Phoenix, Dallas, and Fort Myers.
funding game-changing research -- new ways for treatments, new chemo
therapies, new radiations -- the other part of the money goes back to
local children's hospitals to help kids directly in the place where they
get that treatment," said Jones.
"Essentially, we are helping
both the children of tomorrow and the child of today, by investing in
life-saving research nationally and providing support to our children's
hospitals in our communities," read the Vs. Cancer website, explaining
the Half and Half Model.
For the first ten teams that raise $1,000, Perfect Game will match it and donate $1,000 to their fundraising pages.
and Will Owens, Assistant Director of the Super25, will be in McKinney,
Texas with additional Perfect Game staff for the 13u National
Championship to shave their heads for the Vs. Cancer Foundation.
For the amount of time it takes to play one inning of baseball, five
kids are diagnosed with cancer worldwide. Chase Jones pledged to
continue the battle against cancer until cancer is no more. Jones has
Perfect Game's support and is very excited at the amazing things that
will be accomplished through the partnership.
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