COLLEGE STATION, Tex. (KBTX)- The Texas A&M Baseball team partnered with Vs. Cancer and held an event at Olsen Field on Saturday to help raise awareness and funds for childhood cancer.
"Just like everything at Texas A&M, things become a tradition and this has certainly become a tradition to us that Texas A&M Baseball being partners with Vs. Cancer to help raise money for the MD Anderson pediatric unit...To date we've raised over $76,000 in four years," said Head Coach Rob Childress.
In partnership with Vs. Cancer, fifty percent of the money raised will fund national brain tumor research efforts through the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, while the other half goes directly to the pediatric oncology unit at MD Anderson Cancer Center. The Texas A&M Baseball team has already raised $15,000 this season thanks to the generous support of their family and friends.
"This is a huge deal, I mean it's always nice to know that someone else is there to fight for you and fight with you... To see the smiles on the kids faces just makes you smile," said Aggie Baseball player, Logan Foster.
During the event, a few members of the team also decided to shave their heads, to show support for the children and to let them know that the Texas A&M Baseball team is standing by their side throughout their journey.
"We shave our heads to show like hey, we are fully committed to this thing and we want to help put a stop to cancer," said Aggie Baseball player, Logan Foster.
"I couldn't be more proud of our guys and today's kind of a culmination of realizing exactly what we raise the money for and what we're doing this for and it just means a lot that our entire players staff and coaching staff is all in on this project," said Childress.
The public was invited to meet the 2018 Aggie Baseball team where they signed photos and took pictures with kids.