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Upper Dublin Cardinals and Quakertown


Upper Dublin Cardinals and Plymouth Whitemarsh HS


Hello UDHS Baseball Families,

Our first service project as part of our UD Cardinal Baseball experience will be Lacing Up for Pediatric Cancer  to support the Go4theGoal Foundation to help kids battling cancer. The event will take place on on May 2, 2017 at our home games versus Quakertown. Quakertown will be participating with us in our Golden Laces games as well.  UD Baseball (as well as Plymouth Whitemarsh baseball – see below – supported this initiative last season).

Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer began in the fall of 2011.  Since then, professional, college and youth teams have participated in raising funds and awareness for the #1 disease killer of children.  To date, over 250,000 athletes have Laced Up to show their commitment to the fight against pediatric cancer.  Go4theGoal works to improve the lives of children battling cancer by providing financial assistance, granting special wishes, developing unique hospital programs, and funding innovative research.

The event will involve the purchase and wearing of Golden Laces by each player on every UDHS Cardinal Baseball Team.

Every player is encouraged to participate in two ways:

  1. Purchase a pair of Golden Laces at a cost of $5 per player. You can give Riley Brink the money at school (if you give cash, make sure you include a note indicating which player it is for) a check should be made out to “UDHS BB” or Paypal on our website ( or our team app would be best 
  2.  I have set up a team donation page for us on the Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer site. If we achieve our goal of raising $1000 by the end of the season, we will have Golden Laces donated to our team for next year’s event. Here is the link

At this point, I’d like to encourage all the players  to visit this donation page and make a small contribution to this worthy cause that will help local kids with Cancer. Ask everyone you see the next few days just to give up their Starbucks or WaWa coffee $$ for one day and give to this cause.  This is YOUR service project so I am counting on YOU as a team to own it and reach out to family and friends.  Invite them to the game and let them see our whole program get behind the families devastated by pediatric cancer.  Time is short and this game is right around the corner. Let’s get 100% participation in wearing the Golden Laces and get lots of donations for this worth cause and make this first UDHS Baseball service project a success.

Let’s set a goal for all money for the purchase of the laces to be turned in by our game against Upper Moreland on April 27, 2017.

Thank you for your support and participation, let’s show everyone our Cardinal Pride and have complete GOLD OUT at our games on May 2.

Tim Brink

From 2016 Event:

My heartfelt thanks to the UDHS Baseball team, Family and Friends for pitching in on the Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer fundraiser. You all really did an admirable thing.

Your contributions will go towards a sundry of ways to improve the lives of children battling cancer locally. Go 4 the Goal Foundation uses the monies raised for financial support, developing and implementing unique hospital programs, funding innovative research, and granting personal wishes.

Our donations totaled around $945.  Our webpage brought in $545, Laces $210 and our Collection Jar $200.03.  This was brought about by your efforts-buying the laces, posting on social media, alerting the newspapers and playing a spectacular game.  It was so nice to have a classy opponent, Plymouth Whitemarsh High School, who agreed to do this event on our home field.

I am sure that Josh Bachman and Steve B13015667_667393250067561_5318498938788403555_nell would like to extend their thanks for all the toys collected by their senior culminating project group. I saw the boys walk away with a very large trash bag of toys. Just imagine the look on the children’s faces when they get their new toys. I am sure the toys will bring a much needed smile.

Thanks to all for a job well done!

Susanne Swiger

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rsz_16_4_15_pw_77The UDHS Flying Cardinals Baseball team will participate in the Lace Up campaign which helps kids with cancers that are being treated at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children.

Each player will purchase Go4theGoal gold laces for $5/pair and the players will wear them in their cleats during the game April 15th game against Plymouth Whitemarsh High School.  Coach Wall with the senior team members chose this game which will be designated for Pediatric Cancer Awareness. The Plymouth Whitemarsh baseball team will also be participating in the golden laces that day and donations will be collected at the field during the game.

By participating in this program, our players will learn the importance of helping kids less fortunate than them and these kids will get the help that they so desperately need.  It’s a WIN-WIN!  The  UDHS Flying Cardinals Baseball team believes “Character Does Matter.”  (For those that are new to the team, we have been involved with the Travis Manion Foundation’s Character Does Matter Program.  We dedicate all our service time in honor of a local Fallen soldier.)

The charity is Go4theGoal, a Cherry Hill, NJ based non-profit pediatric cancer foundation and  Go4theGoal only keep $1 from each pair of laces purchased to cover costs. All of the rest of the funds, plus 100% of all donations will go directly to help kids with cancer in OUR area!

Please let me know if you have any questions. I have created a team page on Go4theGoal website with a link for additional donations.  Our team link for the additional donations and lots of information about the organization:

For players: please give Cole Swiger their $5 payment at practice.  If possible put it in an go for the gold logoenvelope with their name. If you would prefer to pay through the mail you could send the $5 payment to me, address below.  Make checks to “UDHSBB”. I will also be at most games. I will begin collecting immediately and will end ordering around April 5th.  If you have any questions, please email me: and not Coach Wall.

Please give this some great consideration to help kids with cancer and their families in our area!  Looking forward to a great 2016 baseball season.


Susanne Swiger