Softball to Participate in Light the Night


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – For the past seven years, Purdue softball has supported alumna Ashley Courtney and her family in raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society through the annual Light the Night Walk. Combined, the groups have raised more than $75,000 for LLS since 2010.

Courtney, a three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection as an infielder from 2010 to 2013, lost her father Mike to lymphoma in May 2010.

The Courtney family participates in the Light the Night Walk under the team name Angels in the Outfield, while the Boilermakers do so under a separate Purdue Softball account. Every dollar counts in the fight against leukemia and lymphoma and every dollar donated to LLS goes toward helping families who are battling blood cancers and to help LLS with research.

This year’s event will be held Thursday, Sept. 21, at Columbian Park Zoo in Lafayette, Indiana. In Purdue softball’s seven years of participation, the program has raised over $22,000 and is the most philanthropic collegiate team in Lafayette Light The Night history.

For more information on LLS and the Light the Night Walk, click here. To donate online, click here. Check donations can be mailed to the following address:

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Indiana Chapter 9075 North Meridian St., Suite 150 Indianapolis, IN 46260

Please put “Purdue Softball” in the memo line.