Webb School of Knoxville’s Lady Spartans and Concord Christian’s
Lady Lions again stepped up to bat to take a swing at cancer at this year’s second annual StrikeOut Cancer
Webb hosted Concord Christian at 6 p.m. on the Webb School softball field, and in partnership with the National Fastpitch Coaches Association’s (NFCA) StrikeOut Cancer initiative, both teams not only hope to win, but to also raise funds and awareness in the fight against cancer.
The Lady Spartans traded in their green-and-white uniform tops for pink-and-teal tie-dyed shirts at Thursday’s game. In addition, the Webb players were wearing socks of whatever color represents the type
of cancer that has impacted the person they are honoring, celebrating or remembering. Players’ hair bows and headbands will also bear the names of family members and friends whose lives have been affected by cancer.
The Lady Lions were given pink-and-teal pins to wear with their uniforms, and the pins will also be available to all who attend the game.
Prior to a ceremonial pitch from Webb assistant softball coach and
Middle School technology coordinator, Susie Skinner, who is a breast cancer survivor, all individuals who are fighting or have beaten cancer was invited onto the field for a celebration of their strength and determination.