Northside and Columbus Softball Join Together for Breast Cancer Awareness Game


The Northside Patriots entered Thursday night’s matchup against the Columbus Blue Devils undefeated in region 1-AAAA play, but to begin the game both teams joined together for a very special cause. The fans and teams wore pink jerseys and shirts to show support for breast cancer awareness, specifically Liz Mathis who is battling breast cancer.

Liz is the wife of Columbus High School Athletic Director Chad Mathis. She threw out the first pitch of the game and received a big ovation.

Columbus’ Liz Mathis throws the first pitch for the cancer awareness game.

“This is a great way that they have shown me and my family some support,” said Liz. “Northside was gracious and jumped on board as well, and I think it really shows when our community comes together what we can do.”

Liz had this message for others who are also fighting this disease.

“I think the biggest thing is to raise awareness and to let young women know out there that this is a disease and it doesn’t discriminate. Tap into your internal strength. Think positive. Chemo is your friend. It is helping you get to the goal that you want. Surgery is your friend and radiation is your friend, but fight, fight, fight!”

$600 was raised at the game, and all the proceeds go to the John B. Amos breast cancer awareness fund.

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