The Wolfe Pack honored its namesake—Pine-Richland baseball coach Kurt Wolfe—by raising nearly $2,000 Saturday at a run/walk in North Park for colon and rectal cancer research.
Wolfe is a colon cancer survivor.
The Wolfe Pack—Players About Community and Kids—also won first place for having the most people show up to support the cause at the Big Blue Quest run/walk.
The Big Blue Quest, now in its ninth year, is a public celebration to raise awareness that colon and rectal cancer is preventable, treatable and beatable, according to its website.
The Wolfe Pack is a player initiated and led organization of PR baseball players, whose intent is to volunteer in various opportunities within the community and to mentor Pine-Richland youth baseball players, according to the Pine-Richland Rams baseball website.
Wolfe, his wife, kids and both of their families attended Saturday's event, as well as players, parents, kids and pets to walk and run in his honor.
"The Wolfe Pack and players would like to say a big thank you to all who were in attendance and also those who pledged money," Nicole Grossinger said in an email to Patch. "And a big thank you to Coach Wolfe, who means so much to these young men."
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