LOCK HAVEN, Pa. - Once again, the Lock Haven University softball team is trying to Knock MS Out of the Park. Lock Haven University is a member of the Pennsylvania State
System of Higher Education (PASSHE), the largest provider of higher education in
the commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 250 degree and certificate
programs in more than 120 areas of study. Nearly 405,000 system alumni live and
work in Pennsylvania.
In honor of a former coach and alumna who struggles daily with Multiple Sclerosis, the Lady Eagles are asking for donors to assist them in the fight against this disease.
Former LHU Head Coach and Alumna, Kim Lindsey (formerly Hasson) was diagnosed with MS in 1993. Kim was a member of the 1988 NCAA DII National Championship Runner-up squad. She then coached the Lady Eagles from 1990-1999. Lindsey has been on campus since 1985 and remains at LHU as the team’s equipment coordinator in the Department of Athletics.
MS is a disease that affects the central nervous system and approximately 400,000 Americans have been diagnosed with MS in the United States. Participation in the Knock MS Out of the Park program goes toward eliminating MS and bettering the lives of those already affected.
Donors can choose to pledge a dollar amount per home run hit by the Lady Eagles or can pledge a flat donation. All proceeds directly benefit the National MS Society. To show the team’s commitment, LHU Softball will again be pledging $5 per home run hit this year. Any individual who matches this pledge will receive a free LHU Softball tee shirt or hat.
Last season the team raised almost $3500 for the National MS Society with many donors pledging per home run. Last season’s home run total was 60. This year’s team hopes to go above that number for their part in the fight against MS.
On behalf of the LHU Softball staff and student athletes, Assistant Coach Kelly Shannon urged the community to support this effort. She said, “LHU Softball is proud to Knock MS Out of the Park and we hope you will join our team in this important cause! “
The team is accepting donations through May 31. All checks should be made payable to the National MS Society. Donations and pledges should be sent to Kelly Shannon, Assistant Coach, LHU Softball. The address is 228D Thomas Fieldhouse, Lock Haven, PA 17745. For more information, contact Kelly Shannon at 570-484-2917 or email@example.com.
For additional information or to submit a donation online, go to the Knock MS Out of the Park website at http://www.lhup.edu/softball/Knock%20MS%20Out%20of%20Park/Knock_MS_Home.htm