Quitting is Not an Option

by Blake Baker

Every October, Ohio State softball closes its fall season with the Collegiate Charity Classic, a Saturday full of games against surrounding teams and dedicated to raising money for the fight against breast cancer.

Every year since her daughter Cammi started playing for the program, Donna Prantl has seen this Saturday in full swing.

This year is the first she’s seen it as a breast cancer survivor. Now in remission, she enjoys the event in the loving company of her Buckeye softball family, where she’s always been.

This year, Ohio State softball celebrated its 19th Annual Ohio Collegiate Charity Classic.

A record 25 teams from Ohio and surrounding states competed for the cause here in Columbus.

Over 19 years, Charity Classic participants have helped raise more than $250,000 for breast cancer research, making it one of the state’s most successful fundraisers for breast cancer awareness.

"Having my family here, and the rest of the family here at Buckeye Field, just means the most to me. There’s really no words to say how much they mean to me, and how much this event helps all the people with breast cancer."