Softball To Host Three Charity Games

The North Texas softball team has announced it will host three charity games for the 2011 season.

For the fourth straight season, the Mean Green will hold a Play for Kay Game, benefiting DFW's Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and a Strikeout Cancer Game. North Texas will also host a third charity game on March 30 to raise money and awareness for the Wounded Warrior Project. With all three games, the softball program will sell t-shirts and accept donations at the entrance in lieu of admission.

The Play For Kay Game is set for Wednesday, March 9 in a doubleheader at 2 p.m. against Missouri State. In its fourth year, the charity game is named on behalf of Kay Johnson, a North Texas employee who is in remission from leukemia.

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The annual Strikeout Cancer game will end the 2011 homestand for the Mean Green on Wednesday, May 4 against UTA at 6 p.m. The Mean Green and the Mavericks compete in a home and away series every year and each team hosts a Strikeout Cancer Game. Last year's game at North Texas was played to raise awareness of ovarian cancer.

On Wednesday, March 30, North Texas will host its first-ever Wounded Warrior Project charity game against Missouri at 4 p.m.  Missouri advanced to the College Softball World Series last year and is facing North Texas for the first time. The Wounded Warrior Project's mission is to honor and empower wounded warriors.

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Through t-shirt sales and donations, the North Texas softball team has raised more than $8,000 over the last three years. Proceeds have gone to DFW's Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and the American Cancer Society.

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