Thursday, April 23, 2009

Hopewell baseball benefit to "Strike Out ALS"

Hopewell's baseball team will have a "Strike Out ALS" benefit at Friday's 7 p.m. home game against Central Cabarrus, to raise money to fight a deadly disease.

ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis ), also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, is a progressive, fatal degeneration of the central nervous system.

Hopewell's players will wear special pinstripe jerseys that will be auctioned after the game. All money raised will be donated to the Jim “Catfish” Hunter Chapter of the ALS Association, and used for research.

Amanda Watson, Miss North Carolina and an advocate for ALS research, will sing the national anthem.

For information, or to make a donation to ALS, contact Kevin Combs, president of the Hopewell Bullpen Club, at, or 704-609-0000.

- Cliff Mehrtens