March 13, 2012

W&L Baseball Continues its Fight Against Cystic Fibrosis

LEXINGTON, Va. – The Washington and Lee baseball team will be sponsoring its annual Hit-A-Thon to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation on Saturday as the Generals host Guilford College for a doubleheader beginning at 12:00 pm.

Local resident Bryan Emrey will toss the first pitch on Saturday morning to kick off the event, which has raised more than $10,000 over the last five years.

Recently, the Generals were honored by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for their fundraising efforts with a plaque that was presented by the Emrey family.  For more information about the Hit-A-Thon and to support the program, please contact W&L Assistant Baseball Coach Brian Smith at 540-458-8211 or smithb@wlu.edu.

The mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, a non-profit donor-supported organization, is to assure the development of the means to cure and control cystic fibrosis and to improve the quality of life for those with the disease. The Foundation is the leading organization in the United States devoted to cystic fibrosis. It has played an integral role in the development and FDA approval of four therapies that are now a routine part of treatment regimens for many with CF. The Foundation is actively supporting nearly 30 potential new treatments currently in development — that's more than in the entire history of the disease. For more information on the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, be sure to visit www.cff.org.

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