Orion hosting 'Strike Out Cancer' event


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Originally Posted Online: March 24, 2013, 9:04 pm
Last Updated: March 24, 2013, 10:57 pm
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The Orion baseball and softball programs are sponsoring a "Strike Out Cancer" fundraiser on April 25 during its contests against Rockridge.

The baseball team is raising money for the Brandon Ballard Foundation for testicular cancer. The softball team's proceeds will go to Trinity Regional Health Systems' Kramer Society.

For questions regarding the event, contact Jennifer Smutzer (309-235-4293) for softball and Kris Nelson (309-236-3945) for baseball.

T-shirts also will be available for purchase up until April 3. Contact Orion High School (309-526-3361) for more information on the shirts.

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