Jordan softball team helps to 'strike out' cancer

Jordan softball team helps to 'strike out' cancer

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - It was a special day for one Columbus high school softball program as they did their part to help knock cancer right out of the park.

On Wednesday, Jordan High's softball team presented a check in the amount of $1,500 to the American Cancer Association.

The money was raised during a hit-a-thon event over the summer months.

The girls were inspired to raise awareness after their coach lost his father to cancer.

"I think a lot of people have been touched by cancer throughout the world today so we're hoping to make a difference with this donation to help out and raise awareness of cancer as a whole," said Jordan Softball Coach John Dimitri.

Coach Dimitri's father was Anthony Dimitri, who was a longtime coach and athletic director at Jordan High.

Members of the team helped raise the money at their hit-a-thon by pre-selling 250 tickets at $5 apiece.

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