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Drive to Support Furman Baseball's Vs. Cancer Initiative

Fans encouraged to donate as well
April 4, 2014

The Furman baseball program has raised over $30,000 in their annual initiative to raise awareness of pediatric cancer, and because Furman has been such a loyal partner to the Greenville Drive and play games at Fluor Field annually, the Drive are lending their support to the cause.

Because Furman reached $30,000 before their game at Fluor Field against South Carolina, Drive General Manager Eric Jarinko will participate in shaving his head with Furman's players following the game, with Drive staff members taking turns shaving his head. Jarinko is also encouraging Drive staff members and fans to continue to donate money to Furman's team.

"The Drive is pleased to contribute to Furman's team as they continue to raise money and awareness for pediatric cancer," Jarinko said. "Furman is currently in first place out of 120 college baseball teams across the nation in the amount of money raised, but they are being chased closely by the University of Oklahoma. We hope additional donations from our staff and fans will help Furman reach their goal of being the top contributor in college baseball in the fight against pediatric cancer."

"The Greenville Drive has always been supportive of Furman, our program and the Greenville community," added Ron Smith, Furman's Head Baseball Coach. "This is just another example of their extraordinary involvement that goes beyond the baseball field."

In addition to being near the top of total money raised this season, Furman raised the most money of any college baseball program in 2013. Half of the money Furman raises benefits national childhood cancer research, and the other half goes towards a local children's hospital. 

To help donate to Furman's team, log on to Come out to Fluor Field on Tuesday night as the Paladins take on South Carolina at 7:00, and stick around after the game as Furman's players, and potentially the Drive General Manager, shave their heads for pediatric cancer awareness.