March 30, 2011
This weekend’s three-game softball series between Florida State and Virginia Tech will be about more than just what occurs on the playing field. It is an opportunity for fans to engage in a weekend full of fun promotions that are for a good cause and help get the fans involved.
The Seminoles and Hokies play a doubleheader on Saturday, April 2, with the first game scheduled at 1 p.m. at JoAnne Graf Field. Throughout the day, fans will be treated to free giveaways that include pink shakers (pom-poms), ‘Paint it Pink’ stadium cups and pink T-shirts. Those in attendance will also have the opportunity to purchase new ‘Paint it Pink’ T-shirts that just arrived to the marketing office this week, with each shirt costing $10 and all the proceeds going to the Sharon Ewing Walker Breast Health Center at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.
Adding to the festivities, Maye Walker will throw out the first pitch on Saturday. Walker is an admirable figure who helped create the Sharon Ewing Walker Breast Health Center in remembrance of her daughter-in-law, who ultimately passed away from breast cancer in 2005. By clicking the video link posted at the top of this page, you can listen to Maye Walker talk about the creation of the Sharon Ewing Walker Breast Health Center.
On Sunday, first pitch for the series finale is at noon. Throughout this weekend’s games, fans can sign up to participate in a Home Run Derby following Sunday’s contest, with the Derby set to begin approximately at 2 p.m. A registration table will be available on the concourse area throughout the weekend so fans can partake in the always-fun event. A flyer for the Derby is also located at the top of the page.
There are plenty of fun things to see and do surrounding FSU’s softball games. Come out this weekend and help support a great cause, and don’t forget to sign up for the Home Run Derby!