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Softball Announces Fourth Annual Strikeout Cancer Festivities

Tatum Gumpf, daugher of Notre Dame head coach Deanna Gumpf and a leukemia survivor, with Irish third baseman Katey Haus during Strikeout Cancer 2013

March 19, 2014


VISIT THE STRIKEOUT CANCER MICROSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION!

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The University of Notre Dame softball team has released the event schedule for its fourth annual Strikeout Cancer weekend, which will take place from April 25 until April 28 around the South Bend community.

The 2014 Strikeout Cancer celebration is set to begin on Friday, April 25 with the ever-popular trivia night, which will be held for the second straight year at The Brick, 1145 Northside Boulevard in South Bend. Check-in for the event is scheduled for 7 p.m. (ET), with trivia rounds set to begin at 7:30.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own food and snacks for “tailgate style” eating throughout the evening. Light snacks will be provided, and beer and wine will be for sale.

Teams of 10 are welcome to register for the cost of $200 per table. Individuals and local businesses are invited to sponsor a trivia round for $200 per round, or a trivia table for $100 per table.

Along with the Friday trivia night event, a silent auction, home run derby and various awareness promotions will coincide with Notre Dame’s Sunday doubleheader against Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) foe Maryland at Melissa Cook Stadium on April 27. The first game of the series is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. (ET), with game two tentatively set for 3 p.m.

A new wrinkle to this season’s celebration involves the series finale on Monday, April 28. Notre Dame will make its second appearance of the season on ACC Monday, televised live on ESPNU, at 7 p.m. (ET) inside Melissa Cook Stadium against Maryland. The Irish plan to “Orange Out” the stadium, wearing their traditional Strikeout Cancer alternate uniform during the game.

The silent auction, which will begin during Sunday’s opening game, is set to continue through the duration of Monday’s contest.

Notre Dame softball began its Strikeout Cancer initiative in 2011 to support head coach Deanna Gumpf and her daughter, Tatum, who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia during the summer of 2010.

During the inaugural Strikeout Cancer weekend in 2011, the Irish softball team raised more than $12,000 for cancer awareness. Notre Dame doubled that amount in 2012, with a total of $25,355.62 raised during the weekend-long celebration. The 2012 figure led the nation in funds raised among all softball programs participating in the National Fastpitch Coaches Association’s StrikeOut Cancer initiative.

Notre Dame softball continued to set the gold standard across the nation during the 2013 Strikeout Cancer weekend, bringing in more than $40,000 to directly aid pediatric cancer patients. The figure pushed the total amount raised to more than $75,000 over the three-year history of the event.

Donations from Strikeout Cancer have funded a number of projects since 2011, including paying lodging for a family to stay in Bloomington with a child receiving radiation therapy, a ‘wish day’ (shopping, spa day, flowers) and ‘wish trips’ for cancer patients, back-to-school backpacks filled with school supplies, birthday gift cards for all patients receiving cancer treatment at South Bend’s Memorial Children’s Hospital, and two play rooms added to the pediatric hematology and oncology clinic at Memorial Children’s Hospital.

For more information about Notre Dame softball’s Strikeout Cancer Trivia Night, contact director of operations John Whitty at 574-631-3750 (jwhitty@nd.edu). Event registration forms can be downloaded by scrolling over the ‘Schedule’ tab on the Irish softball page at UND.com.

For the latest news and updates on all things Notre Dame softball, follow the Irish @NDsoftball and @NDcoachGumpf on Twitter, and Like the team at Facebook.com/NDSoftball.

--ND--


-- Tony Jones, Media Relations Assistant


 

 

Event Calendar

Delta

February 10
12:00 PM
Weber State
Long Beach, Calif. (LBSU Softball Complex)
February 10
2:30 PM
Long Beach State
Long Beach, Calif. (LBSU Softball Complex)
February 11
12:00 PM
South Dakota
Long Beach, Calif. (LBSU Softball Complex)
February 11
2:30 PM
San Diego State
Long Beach, Calif. (LBSU Softball Complex)
February 12
12:00 PM
UCLA
Los Angeles, Calif. (Easton Stadium)
February 17
1:30 PM
Minnesota
Raleigh, N.C. (Dail Stadium)
February 18
10:00 AM
Michigan
Raleigh, N.C. (Dail Stadium)
February 18
12:30 PM
Minnesota
Raleigh, N.C. (Dail Stadium)
February 19
10:00 AM
Michigan
Raleigh, N.C. (Dail Stadium)
February 23
6:30 PM
Texas
Cathedral City, Calif. (Big League Dreams Sports Complex)
February 23
9:00 PM
Missouri
Cathedral City, Calif. (Big League Dreams Sports Complex)
February 24
3:30 PM
Arizona State
Cathedral City, Calif. (Big League Dreams Sports Complex)
February 24
6:00 PM
Georgia
Cathedral City, Calif. (Big League Dreams Sports Complex)
February 25
1:00 PM
Oklahoma
Cathedral City, Calif. (Big League Dreams Sports Complex)
March 4
12:30 PM
Purdue
Kissimmee, Fla. (ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex)
March 4
5:00 PM
FIU
Kissimmee, Fla. (ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex)
March 5
10:00 AM
Chattanooga
Kissimmee, Fla. (ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex)
March 5
12:15 PM
Charlotte
Kissimmee, Fla. (ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex)
March 11
TBA
Georgia Tech
Atlanta, Ga. (Mewborn Field)
March 11
TBA
Georgia Tech
Atlanta, Ga. (Mewborn Field)
March 12
TBA
Georgia Tech
Atlanta, Ga. (Mewborn Field)
March 14
5:00 PM
Georgia State
Atlanta, Ga. (Heck Softball Complex)
March 15
6:00 PM
Mercer
Macon, Ga. (Sikes Field)
March 17
6:00 PM
Florida State
Tallahassee, Fla. (JoAnne Graf Field)
March 18
1:00 PM
Florida State
Tallahassee, Fla. (JoAnne Graf Field)
March 19
12:00 PM
Florida State
Tallahassee, Fla. (JoAnne Graf Field)
March 22
5:00 PM
Michigan State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
March 24
6:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
March 25
3:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
March 26
12:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
March 29
5:00 PM
Eastern Michigan
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 5
5:00 PM
Fort Wayne
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 7
6:00 PM
North Carolina
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 8
3:00 PM
North Carolina
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 9
12:00 PM
North Carolina
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 11
5:30 PM
Detroit Mercy
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 12
6:00 PM
IUPUI
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 14
4:00 PM
NC State
Raleigh, N.C. (Dail Stadium)
April 14
6:00 PM
NC State
Raleigh, N.C. (Dail Stadium)
April 15
1:00 PM
NC State
Raleigh, N.C. (Dail Stadium)
April 19
6:00 PM
Western Michigan
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 21
6:00 PM
Virginia
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 22
3:00 PM
Virginia
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 23
12:00 PM
Virginia
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 25
5:00 PM
Northwestern
Evanston, Ill. (Drysdale Field)
April 29
1:00 PM
Arkansas
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 29
3:00 PM
Arkansas
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 30
12:00 PM
Arkansas
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
May 3
6:00 PM
Butler
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
May 5
6:00 PM
Boston College
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
May 6
3:00 PM
Boston College
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
May 7
12:00 PM
Boston College
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
May 11
TBA
ACC Championship
Chapel Hill, N.C. (Anderson Stadium)
May 12
TBA
ACC Championship
Chapel Hill, N.C. (Anderson Stadium)
May 13
TBA
ACC Championship
Chapel Hill, N.C. (Anderson Stadium)
May 19
TBA
NCAA Regionals
Campus sites
May 20
TBA
NCAA Regionals
Campus sites
May 21
TBA
NCAA Regionals
Campus sites
May 25
TBA
NCAA Super Regionals
Campus sites
May 26
TBA
NCAA Super Regionals
Campus sites
May 27
TBA
NCAA Super Regionals
Campus sites
May 28
TBA
NCAA Super Regionals
Campus sites
June 1
TBA
Womens College World Series
Oklahoma City, Okla. (ASA Hall of Fame Stadium)
June 2
TBA
Womens College World Series
Oklahoma City, Okla. (ASA Hall of Fame Stadium)
June 3
TBA
Womens College World Series
Oklahoma City, Okla. (ASA Hall of Fame Stadium)
June 4
TBA
Womens College World Series
Oklahoma City, Okla. (ASA Hall of Fame Stadium)
June 5
TBA
Womens College World Series
Oklahoma City, Okla. (ASA Hall of Fame Stadium)
June 6
TBA
Womens College World Series
Oklahoma City, Okla. (ASA Hall of Fame Stadium)
June 7
TBA
Womens College World Series
Oklahoma City, Okla. (ASA Hall of Fame Stadium)

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