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.