ASHEVILLE, N.C. – The UNC Asheville baseball team will get a chance to play on television in May.
The Bulldogs home game with Wake Forest on Tuesday, May 13th at McCormick Field will be broadcast locally on WMYA-TV (Channel 40) starting at 6 p.m.
This is the first time Asheville has hosted Wake Forest in baseball in more than 20 years. It will be the first time the Deacons and Bulldogs have played at McCormick Field since 1989.
Tickets can be obtained by calling 828-258-7900 or on-line at uncabulldogs.com.
The Bulldogs will use that game to help raise money for the fight against childhood cancer.
Half of all proceeds will benefit national childhood cancer research, and the other half will help kids directly at Mission Children's Hospital. In addition, the Asheville Tourists plan to donate one dollar/per beer of all beer sales from this game to the Mission Foundation for Childhood Cancer.
Bulldog players will shave their heads after the game to help show solidarity with young cancer patients. Carolina College of Hair and Design will assist the Dogs with hair removal. Fans willing to shave their heads at the gate will be admitted to the game for free.
This is the second year the Bulldogs have assisted in the fight against childhood cancer. Last year, the team raised more than $12,000.
Asheville players will wear special yellow jerseys in the contest against Wake Forest. Those jerseys will be auctioned off after the game to help raise money. Donations will be collected at the game.