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Alabama, Auburn joining together in fight against childhood cancer

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© The Auburn and Alabama baseball teams are joining together along with the Vs. Cancer Foundation to help fight childhood cancer at the MAX Capital City Classic on Tuesday, March 5. (abc3340.com) © The Auburn and Alabama baseball teams are joining together along with the Vs. Cancer Foundation to help fight childhood cancer at the MAX Capital City Classic on Tuesday, March 5. (abc3340.com)
© Alabama head coach Mitch Gaspard. (abc3340.com) © Alabama head coach Mitch Gaspard. (abc3340.com)
© Auburn head coach John Pawlowski. (abc340.com) © Auburn head coach John Pawlowski. (abc340.com)

The Auburn and Alabama baseball teams are joining together along with the Vs. Cancer Foundation to help fight childhood cancer at the MAX Capital City Classic on Tuesday, March 5, at Riverwalk Stadium in Montgomery.

The Vs. Cancer Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving kid's lives by empowering athletes and communities to fund lifesaving childhood cancer efforts. In honor of kids battling cancer, both teams, including their head coaches, will be shaving their heads on the field just prior to the first pitch of the game.

"Cancer is a disease that affects everyone in some way," Alabama head baseball coach Mitch Gaspard said. "This game gives the Alabama and Auburn baseball programs an opportunity to create awareness, while helping raise money for children who have been affected. We are pleased that we can make a difference in the fight against childhood cancer."

Both teams encourage fans to show their support by making a donation to the Vs. Cancer Foundation. Donations will be taken online at www.maxcapitalcityclassic.com and at the MAX Capital City Classic game.

Alabama and Auburn will be promoting this fundraiser and the money raised will benefit the Vs. Cancer Foundation, the Children's Hospital of Alabama, and research efforts at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

This will be the fifth annual MAX Capital City Classic game between Auburn and Alabama, with Auburn winning each of the previous four. Historically a sellout, tickets are going fast for the 2013 game, however, box and lawn seats are still available.

To purchase tickets, visit the website at www.maxcapitalcityclassic.com or call (334)323-2255. For more information on Vs. Cancer Foundation, visit vs-cancer.org.

Source:  www.rolltide.com

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