Softball to Raise Money for Congenital Heart Defects
GREENSBORO, N.C. – The UNCG softball team is promoting its season-long campaign to help raise money in the fight against Congenital Heart Defects.
The UNCG softball team has picked the weekend series on April 12-13 against Western Carolina as the official CHD focus weekend. Donations will be taken all weekend long at the marketing table as the team has set aiming to raise $2000.00. All donations will go towards CHD research as well as supporting families suffering from this illness.
The student-athletes have taken a strong interest in the platform after learning head coach Janelle Breneman’s story on her six-year old nephew, Bronson who suffers from CHD. To learn more about Bronson’s story check out this informative but personal video by Greta Hurst (Bronson's Mom & coach Breneman's sister) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ma8wrSAekE
Here are some important statistics about CHD. CHD is the #1 birth defect world wide. Approx. 1 out of every 120 babies are born with a heart defect. Thousands of children will not reach their first birthday and thousands more will die before they reach adulthood. There are up to 1.3 million Americans alive today that have some form of congenital heart defect in the United States. There is still much research to be done to find the causes of congenital heart disease, but scientists and physicians are making progress.
If you would like to help donate to the cause you can mail a check to this address: UNCG Athletics, Attn: Chandler Oliver, 1408 Walker Ave., HHP 101, Greensboro, NC 27402.
To make online donations please visit the Children’s Heart Foundation website: http://www.childrensheartfoundation.org/. Click the make a Donation tab: choose Research on the left side and please type UNCG Softball in the “This gift is in Honor of:” on the donation form.
Last year’s UNCG softball team raised $ 1,957.00 towards Relay for Life to help with Cancer research and the Spartans hope to top that total this season.
From Bronson and his family, a huge thank you for considering to help improve the lives of so many precious children affected by this lifelong disease.