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LETU to Host 'Celebrity' Softball Games Fundraiser Oct. 28


LeTourneau University's YellowJacket Athletic Advisory Council (YAAC) is hosting "Celebrity Softball Games" at the Conrad-Vernon Field at LETU on Saturday, Oct. 28, according to an announcement today by Scott Novy, spokesman for the YAAC. This celebrity softball event is the YAAC's first fundraiser in support of LETU athletics.

The games will be as follows:
Noon: Longview Doctors vs. Longview Lawyers
2 p.m. Christus Good Shepherd Hospital vs. Longview Regional Hospital
4 p.m. Longview Fire Department vs Longview Police Department.

A home run derby among all of the players will be held between the 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. games.

All proceeds will benefit LETU YellowJacket student-athletes and will help provide uniform enhancements and future nonconference road trips.

Representatives of each team who signed contracts, included Brandon Thornton from Longview Police Department, Kevin May from Longview Fire Department, Jessica LaRue from Gregg County Bar Association, Shelly Johnson from Christus Good Shepherd Hospital, and Casey Robertson from Longview Regional Hospital. Dr. Spencer Mack was unable to attend.

LETU YellowJackets play 17 NCAA Division III varsity sports and compete in the American Southwest Conference. LETU competes in men's and women's basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, tennis, track and field-indoor and outdoor events, as well as men's baseball, and women's softball and volleyball.

LeTourneau University is the premier Christian polytechnic university in the nation where educators engage students to nurture Christian virtue, develop competency and ingenuity in their professional fields, integrate faith and work, and serve the local and global community. LETU offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs across a range of disciplines and delivery models at LETU's residential campus in Longview, Texas, and in hybrid and fully online options at centers in the Dallas and Houston areas. For additional information, visit www.letu.edu.

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