Baseball to Donate Proceeds to Boston Relief Fund
April 17, 2013
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest will donate the ticket proceeds from its baseball series against Boston College this weekend to The One Fund Boston, which was formed by Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick and Boston mayor Tom Menino to raise money to help the families most affected by Monday's tragedy.
Wake Forest staff members will also be on hand to accept contributions from fans who wish to donate.
"In light of the tragic events in Boston on Monday, the Wake Forest baseball team and coaching staff felt that it would be appropriate to donate all the proceeds from this weekend's series with Boston College to The One Fund Boston," said Wake Forest athletic director Ron Wellman. "All of us connected with Wake Forest athletics extend our support for those affected by this tragedy."
"We have four players on our team from the Boston area and, naturally, our team feels a connection with the Boston College team and the city of Boston," said head baseball coach Tom Walter. "Our players and coaches were unanimous in their desire to help in any way possible. We hope that our contribution might provide a measure of relief for families affected by this tragedy."
Wake Forest will host Boston College in three games this weekend at Gene Hooks Field at Wake Forest Baseball Park. The Demon Deacons will take on the Eagles on Friday at 6 p.m., Saturday at 4 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. General admission is five dollars for all games.