Flexing for Charity

Seattle University's baseball program raises $3,180 at its second annual Flex-Off
2011-02-08
By Jason Behenna
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Photo Credit: Eric Badeau

The Seattle University baseball program raised $3,180 at its annual Flex-Off competition last week. The Flex-Off is a friendly competition in which the Seattle University baseball players compete against each other to see who has the best physical makeup as interpreted by a panel of judges as well as crowd reaction. The event kicked off the anticipation for the start of the competitive season, which this year will be a four-game series at Cal State Northridge Feb. 18-20.  

All proceeds from the event go to the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation, an organization that helps place athletic teams with young people who are dealing specifically with brain tumors. Through this program, the Seattle University baseball team has adopted Adrian Smith, a four-year-old who has been diagnosed with an inoperable right thalamic tumor.  

After opening the season at Cal State Northridge, the Seattle University baseball team will face Notre Dame in its home-opening series, beginning with a contest at Everett Memorial Stadium Friday, Feb. 25, at 6 p.m., and continuing with games at the Redhawks’ normal home field, Bannerwood Park in Bellevue, Saturday, Feb. 26, at 2 p.m., and Sunday, Feb. 27, at 12 noon.