Tarboro High School’s baseball team is uniting with a local business to fight cancer.
B&G Fitness Center and the Vikings’ baseball program will compete in a seven-inning charity baseball game at 6 p.m. Saturday at Tarboro’s Municipal Stadium.
All proceeds from concessions, raffles and the $5 admission will go toward the Edgecombe Cancer Support Foundation.
The charity game is in its second year.
“I think it’s a great thing,” Tarboro coach Chris O’Neill said. “It gets the kids to realize there are bigger things in life than winning. It’s a great way to get everyone together and enjoy baseball.”
O’Neill said Tarboro’s team will be made up of players from the varsity and junior varsity programs along with former Vikings players.
O’Neill’s players are not required to participate, but he said many jump at the chance to play, recognizing it is for a good cause.
With the money raised, local cancer patients will receive much-needed financial assistance.
“It’s a great thing for guys to support a good thing in the community,” O’Neill said. “We try to reach out to as many players as possible.”
Jessie H. Nunery can be reached at 407-9959 or jhnunery@ rmtelegram.com