#Fight Cancer 2GTR

Fight Against Cancer Night

Every once in a while you get things 100% right. Last week, student athletes from the St. Thomas Aquinas Baseball team, located in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, put on an amazing event to help raise cancer awareness. Friday's March 21, 2014 game was played in honor of those that have fought cancer and the turnout was incredible. Hundreds of friends, family and fans gathered at St. Thomas Aquinas HS as the Raiders took on the Pompano Beach Tornados. There was a wave of white tees reading "We Fight Cancer 2GTR" (from Bubucheek) that were made with hopes of spreading the word to raise awareness of not only the game, but of the relentless fight against cancer that affects so many of our families. Students and players sold these tees before and after school and during their lunch periods raising $2,304, which will be donated to The Cancer Research Institute.

Pictured left is Assistant Varsity Baseball coach, Mike Rodriguez, and his mother Mary and father Johnny. Prior to the start of the season, Mike's father was diagnosed with stage 3 stomach cancer. Mike addressed the team and told them he would be relocating to St. Louis to take care of his father and help his mother.  The players were inspired to honor their coach and his father and shaved their heads as a tribute to Johnny Rodriguez while he goes through Chemotherapy.

Sometimes in life it takes an unfortunate circumstance or situation to really see the good heart in everybody. Sometimes that situation doesn't turn out the way we would like it to, but as long as we have support from friends and family, we can battle these circumstances head on with the strength of many vs. the strength of one. Two thumbs way up to the players and students involved with this event!

~ Get Well Soon Johnny ~
- The Boys at Bubu