Oct. 24, 2007
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Saturday Soldier. I'm sure some of you have heard about it. Senior baseball player Alex Feinberg created this cause-related fundraiser to help the families of soldiers killed in Iraq. He's raising money by selling "battle bands" ... which are similar to Lance Armstrong's "Live Strong" bands. The profits from sales will go to charities such as the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund and the Fisher House Foundation. Whether you agree with the war or not, it's great to see another one of Vanderbilt's student-athletes taking a proactive stance to help those in need.
A bunch of our football players are wearing them, as well as athletes at several other schools across the country. You can participate by visiting the SaturdaySoldier.com
I spoke to Alex yesterday about Saturday Soldier. Click the audio link below to listen:
AUDIO: INTERVIEW WITH ALEX FEINBERG
The second half of the interview discussed fall baseball practice as well as this weekend's Black and Gold series at Hawkins Field. If you want to catch a preview of the 2008 squad, then come on out to ballpark starting Thursday to watch the Commodores in action.
Here's the schedule (if the weather cooperates):
Thursday, Oct. 25 - 6 p.m. CT
Friday, Oct. 26 - 6 p.m. CT
Sunday, Oct. 28 - 1 p.m. CT