ASHEVILLE, N.C. – The UNC Asheville baseball team is collecting donations toward fighting childhood cancer and will use their game on May 13 vs. Wake Forest at McCormick Field to help bring awareness to the disease.


The Bulldogs and Deacons will square off on Tuesday, May 13th at McCormick Field starting at 6 p.m.  Tickets can be obtained at the Kimmel Arena Box Office by calling 828-258-7900 or on-line at


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.


Bulldog head coach Tom Smith is glad his team is a part of this project.


“We are very humbled to be a part of this fight against childhood cancer,” stated Smith. “This has been a learning and eye-opening experience for our players and our coaching staff. We know we are fortunate to be participating in college baseball, and we’re hopeful that we can use that to help raise more money and awareness for the fight against childhood cancer.”