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Softball raising money for TBI Awareness
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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 Athletic Complex.   

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 tmp14@pitt.edu