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Roadrunners to host annual Strike Out Cancer event on Saturday

Courtesy: UTSA Athletics
Release: 04/15/2013
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SAN ANTONIO — The UTSA softball program will host its annual Strike Out Cancer event on Saturday during its 4 p.m. doubleheader against Seattle at Roadrunner Field.

The event will feature a silent auction beginning at 3 p.m. that will run through the fifth inning of the first game. Among the items to be auctioned off are a team autographed softball, T-shirt and jersey along with a package that includes four tickets and T-shirts to the May 4 home finale against UT Arlington and a luxury suite with 16 tickets to a UTSA football game during the 2013 season.

All proceeds from the auction will benefit the San Antonio Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in honor of former UTSA pitcher Hope Ortiz. Ortiz was a three-year letterwinner for the Roadrunners’ back-to-back-to-back Southland Conference Regular Season Championship teams from 2004-06 who lost an eight-month battle with leukemia in 2008.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services.

Fans can purchase tickets to the event by clicking here or calling (210) 458-UTSA (8872).

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