Sept. 9, 2015
NOTRE DAME, Ind. ÃƒÆ’Â¢ÃƒÂ¢’Â¬” In preparation for a 10-day, three-country European tour this October, the University of Notre Dame softball team is currently selling raffle tickets to help subsidize the trip. Team members will have tickets available at various locations on the Notre Dame campus, with an increased presence during home football weekends, and ticket purchasers will be entered to win a selection of great prizes.
Headline raffle prizes are hotel accommodations and four tickets to the 2016 Shamrock Series football game at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, and four tickets to the Notre Dame-Miami football game on Oct. 29, 2016, at Notre Dame Stadium.
Other featured items include signed memorabilia from Notre Dame Heisman trophy winners Johnny Lujack and John Huarte; an authentic Under Armour sports jersey package that includes football, men’s basketball, hockey and baseball; a game-used base from Melissa Cook Stadium; authentic Notre Dame batting gloves, jersey and gold helmet; and much more.
Tickets are available for $5 each, and can also be bought in groups of five for $20. The raffle drawing will be held on Nov. 16.
For those unable to purchase tickets in person, tickets can be acquired by sending the attached
Raffle Form to the Notre Dame softball office, Attn: Raffle, at 209 Joyce Center (Softball Office), Notre Dame, IN 46556. Additional information can be obtained by calling Notre Dame softball at (574) 631-8295.
All proceeds from the raffle will benefit Notre Dame softball and its upcoming fall tour that will take the team to Amsterdam and Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany before concluding in Paris during the academic fall break. The Irish will play an exhibition softball game during their stay in Amsterdam, and have tentatively scheduled an instructional clinic for families stationed at Ramstein Air Force Base.
The team will also perform service work at the Landstuhl Wounded Warrior Hospital and will serve meals to troops during its stay on base. Notre Dame previously hosted the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team at Melissa Cook Stadium in September of 2013 as part of the program’s ongoing support of and outreach to the United States Armed Forces.
One of the most active varsity athletics programs on an annual basis in community service endeavors, the Irish softball team was the recipient of the Notre Dame Trophy Award, presented in recognition of excellence in community service, for the fourth time in five years at the year-end O.S.C.A.R.S. (Outstanding Student-Athletes Celebrating Achievement & Recognition Showcase) gala last spring. Notre Dame softball totaled more than 2,000 hours of community service for an average of over 100 hours per student-athlete during the 2014-15 academic year, highlighted by raising more than $30,000 for the third straight year during the program’s fifth annual Strikeout Cancer weekend in April. Notre Dame softball has raised more than $135,000 to directly aid pediatric cancer patients since the initiative began in 2011.
For the latest news and updates on all things Notre Dame softball, visit www.und.com/softball, follow the Irish @NDsoftball and @NDcoachGumpf on Twitter and at Instagram.com/notredamesoftball, and Like the team at Facebook.com/NDSoftball.
— Tony Jones, Athletics Communications Assistant