"Baseball has a clear set of rules. Cancer, does not play by any rules. But that does not mean the two can't go together." -CBS 12
Two Palm Beach County High Schools played a very special baseball game yesterday. Suncoast and Royal Palm Beach High Schools took the field at Roger Dean Stadium to play a charity game benefiting cancer research.
We have all been affected by cancer in one way or another. Whether you have gone through it or are going through it yourself or know someone who is, cancer impacts all of us in such a negative way. The heartache of cancer hit especially close to home for the Suncoast Chargers when the father of a player lost the hard fight to it not too long ago.
Since his passing, it has been the goal of his son, catcher Anthony Tagaste, and his team to put together this benefit game for cancer research. All donations made from this game went 100% to research for cancer. Although the game had to be cut short due to severe thunderstorms, this just means the team gets the opportunity to do this again and raise even more funds!
Prior to yesterday's game, each player held a "Stand Up to Cancer" sign with a loved ones' name who is battling or has battled cancer.
"We are all going to be playing the game we love and also fighting for a cause we're passionate about. We're all affected by [cancer]." -Junior Pitcher, Matt Lambertson
The team had a hard year after their catcher lost his father, but they stood by their teammate and now are standing up for all the other friends and family battling cancer. They are using the game they love to help those fighting for their lives and we cannot think of anything better to do.
Due to the bad weather, this game will be rescheduled. If you would like to be there to support the cause, the new date will be announced on the Suncoast Chargers Baseball Facebook page as seen below!
Source: CBS 12 with video from WPTV 5