Friends of Jaclyn Day; Saturday, April 10

On Saturday, April 10, Harvard Athletics will be celebrating its first Friends of Jaclyn Day. Events will be held during Harvard softball’s doubleheader against Penn (12:30 p.m. start) and baseball’s twinbill against Penn (noon start).

Among the events for the day will be trivia questions between innings, dizzy bat races, t-shirt sales and giveaways, autograph sessions and a raffle for tickets to a Boston red Sox game. All proceeds will go to the Foundation. There will be a booth to write letters to current patients and fans are encouraged to wear purple.

Friends of Jaclyn is a charitable organization that improves the quality of life for children with pediatric brain tumors and their families.  FOJ matches a child in need of love, support and friendship with a sports team based on geographic basis. The child becomes an extension of the team where a unique bond is formed between the team members, the child and the family. ( for more information.)

Harvard, and many other collegiate teams, are looking for children and families who would like to be matched with a team and become part of this wonderful program.  

On Saturday, the baseball team will be joined by teammate Alex Wawrzyniak, its 3 foot 3, 45-pound shortstop and right-handed pitcher from Marshfield, Mass. Earlier this past winter, the Harvard team threw Alex a birthday party and celebrated his selection as the team’s number-one overall draft choice. Alex has been at a variety of events and practices in the team’s Harvard Stadium Bubble since then.