In honor of March being Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness
Month, the Pitt-Bradford softball team will be collecting donations for the
duration of the month to help fight this nasty disability.
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is defined as a blow, jolt or
bump to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the normal function
of the brain.
2.4 million people, including 475,000 children, sustain a
TBI in the United States each year. 5.3 million individuals live with a
life-long disability as a result of TBI. The disease is a contributing factor
to a third of all injury-related deaths in the U.S.
There will be a table in the Commons throughout this week
from 11-1 p.m., and the team will be working to collect money. The Lady
Panthers will also be selling t-shirts for $20.
Pitt-Bradford hosts Penn State Behrend on Thursday, March
27, for the TBI Awareness Game. First pitch is set for 3 p.m. at the Kessel
Donations will also be collected at all home games for the
remainder of the 2014 season.
“When the team approached me about this I thought it was a
great idea,” said head coach Tina Phillips. “We have two players that suffer
from this disease and one of the AMCC’s former coaches. This is definitely a
cause that is close to us.”
Anyone interested in making a donation is asked to call 814-362-5086
to reach Phillips, or email email@example.com.