COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio Dominican's softball team hosted their 10th annual Friends of Jaclyn Day on Sunday when the Panthers hosted Lake Erie in a doubleheader at Panther Field.
The Panthers raised $2,300 for the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation as they hosted a silent auction during their games along with a pair of 50/50 raffles where all proceeds went directly to the FoJ Foundation.
The Friends of Jaclyn Foundation is an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for children battling pediatric brain tumors and other childhood cancers, and to raise awareness through their Adopt-A-Child, Safe on the Sidelines and Guardian Angel Programs.
The Panther softball team has supported the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation since 2010 when the team adopted Reagyn Semler as an honorary team member. Reagyn threw out the ceremonial first pitch on Sunday before game one. Last May, Reagyn graduated from high school and currently works as a vet tech attending Columbus State with aspirations of attending veterinary college at Ohio State. She's also actively served with Relay for Life, Make A Wish, FOJ, and NC4K.
If you are interested in making a donation or learning about the story behind the FoJ Foundation, please visit the organization's website at www.friendsofjaclyn.org.