Blogging from the Berm: Brittany Mack
BATON ROUGE – LSU softball “Blogging from the Berm” returns as Brittany Mack gets fans ready for the all of the exciting events going on at Tiger Park during this weekend’s Ole Miss series.
All three games of the Ole Miss series will have live audio and live stats inside the Geaux Zone on LSUsports.net. The game also will be carried live Country Legends 104.9 FM in the Baton Rouge area with Patrick Wright and Kent Lowe on the broadcast.
The first two games of the series will be televised on CST with Lyn Rollins and Yvette Girouard serving as the announcing team, while video of the series finale will be streamed on www.LSUsports.net/live.
Fans also can follow every pitch of LSU softball this season via live in-game updates on LSU softball’s social media outlets at www.Facebook.com/lsusoftball and @lsu_softball on Twitter.
“Hey Tiger Fans,
This weekend is going to be very special! We have two extremely important events taking place this weekend. On Saturday, we are holding our very first “Strike Out Ovarian Cancer” teal game. Instead of having a Pink Game for breast cancer, the Teal Game is to help increase the awareness of Ovarian Cancer and honor those magnificent women who are currently fighting or have beaten this terrible cancer. This cause is very dear to our head coach’s heart: her mother is a two-year ovarian cancer survivor. My teammate Ashleigh Kuhn‘s mother also fought a similar gyn cancer and is herself a ten-year survivor. In honor of their victories, they will be throwing out the first pitch. We want to see all of our fans in teal on Saturday to help support our cause.
Our next big event of the weekend features my program, Geaux Play! This program started in the beginning of the semester when I was first nominated for the Lowe’s Senior Class Award. I wanted to focus on creating something that was close to my heart and would hopefully make a difference for children. When the Miracle League baseball organization for special needs children first started, I instantly fell in love with all the kids and their families. I wanted to expand this idea by allowing other special needs children to play sports and be physically active. I started visiting local schools and played a variety of sports with the special needs kids every week. We’ve played multiple sports including softball/baseball, football, kickball, and soccer. A few of my teammates got to share this amazing experience with me, and they even told me how much they loved it.
To finish Geaux Play with a bang on Sunday, all of the children on the Miracle League, the children I visited at schools, and many more physically and mentally disabled children will be announced before the game and given all the sports equipment that have been donated. I have greatly enjoyed spending time with these wonderful kids, and it means the world to me that I am able to give them a special memory. Just seeing all of the donations we have received over the weeks, I cannot wait to distribute all of the equipment and see the children’s expressions. If it weren’t for you amazing Tiger fans, this program would not be a big success. All of the donated items are unbelievable, and I still can’t get over the amount that has piled into Tiger Park! Because of the love in your hearts, Geaux Play has turned into an ever greater success than I planned. I really hope to spread this program across LSU (which I heard a rumor that it’s getting there), but I would really love to someday spread this program all over Louisiana…or God willing, across the entire nation! That would be the greatest success in all my life.
As you can see Tiger fans, we have an extremely special weekend coming up. On behalf of the entire LSU softball team and coaching staff, we would greatly appreciate your attendance and participation in both of our special events. So remember to wear teal on Saturday to help strike out ovarian cancer and support all the special needs children and give them your love on Sunday.
Tiger fans, we can’t thank you enough for all you have done for us.”