Akron Racers Charities Set To Host The Games For The Cure Tournament

Cuyahoga Community College Lends Support For The Akron General Muffins For Mammograms Program


AKRON, OH (September 19)
 The Akron Racers Charities, in co-operation with Cuyahoga Community College, welcome eight universities and colleges from three different states to Firestone Stadium, September 23-25.  The 15-game schedule, from Friday, September 23 through Sunday, September 25, share a common goal to raising money for the Akron General, “Muffins for Mammograms” Program.

The 2016 Games for the Cure kicks off at 6 p.m. Friday, September 23, with Malone University taking on Walsh University.  The games will wrap up with Cuyahoga Community College taking on Jackson Community College from Jackson, Michigan at 1 p.m. Sunday, September 25.

Malone, Walsh and Tri-C all give the tournament a decidedly local feel giving area fans a chance to see many familiar players from their high school days. The impact, however, of this tournament ranges much wider than Northeast Ohio.

Sinclair Community College from Dayton is the fourth team from Ohio in this year’s field.  Meanwhile, the other half of the participating teams will all head to Akron from out-of-state.  In addition to Jackson, Macomb Community College (Warren, MI) and Kellogg Community College (Battle Creek, MI) will travel from Michigan.  The team travelling the furthest for this year’s Games for the Cure will be Patrick Henry Community College from Martinsville, Virginia.

The action includes 11 games on the main diamond at Firestone Stadium and four additional games be played throughout the day Saturday on the adjacent Pony Field. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for student’s w/ID with all proceeds benefiting the Akron Racers Charities “Muffins for Mammograms” initiative.

2016 Firestone Stadium Games for the Cure Schedule

Friday 9/23
6 pm  Malone   v. Walsh Firestone Stadium
 8 pm Macomb   v.  Tri-C Firestone Stadium
Saturday 9/24
9 am  Walsh   v.  Macomb  Firestone Stadium
11 am  Patrick Henry   v.  Sinclair  Firestone Stadium
11 am  Walsh   v.  Tri-C  Pony Field
1 pm  Macomb   v.  Kellogg  Firestone Stadium
1 pm  Sinclair   v.  Malone   Pony Field
3 pm  Tri-C   v.  Kellogg   Firestone Stadium
3 pm  Patrick Henry   v.  Macomb   Pony Field
5 pm  Macomb   v.  Kellogg   Firestone Stadium
5 pm  Malone   v.  Tri-C   Pony Field
7 pm Tri-C   v.  Patrick Henry   Firestone Stadium
Sunday 9/25
9 am Patrick Henry   v. Macomb   Firestone Stadium
11 am  Macomb   v.  Jackson   Firestone Stadium
1 pm  Tri-C   v.  Jackson   Firestone Stadium


About the Akron Racers Charities 
The Akron Racers Charities is a nonprofit 501(c)(3), charitable and education organization dedicated to fostering positive academic, physical, social and personal development for area youth through the participation in fastpitch softball programs, events and various experiences. ARC, in co-operation with the Akron Racers, have raised $150,000 over the past 17 years for the Akron General “Muffins for Mammogram” Program.


About the Akron Racers
The Akron Racers, headquartered in Akron, OH, are the oldest existing team in the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) league, celebrating their 15th Season of Play in 2016. The Racers competed in the Women’s Pro Softball League (WPSL) for two seasons in 1999 and 2000 and in the NPF since 2004. Historic Firestone Stadium is home to the Racers and numerous amateur events at all levels of play.


About National Pro Fastpitch (NPF)
National Pro Fastpitch (NPF), an Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball since 2002, provides elite female athletes with an opportunity to pursue a professional career in diamond sports beyond their collegiate success. The 2016 NPF season will be televised on CBS Sports Network. Coverage includes the NPF College Draft presented by Bownet on Thur., April 14, followed by 23 regular-season games, a Championship Series Preview Special and the 2016 NPF Championship Series. The NPF recently announced that the Scrap Yard Dawgs, located in The Woodlands, Texas, will join the Akron Racers, Chicago Bandits, Dallas Charge, Pennsylvania Rebellion and USSSA Florida Pride for the 2016 season. National Pro Fastpitch players hail from the U.S., Australia, Canada, Japan, the Netherlands and New Zealand, representing the most accomplished and talented athletes in the sport of women’s softball.

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