Vanderbilt Commodores baseball team raises awareness for childhood brain cancer at the 2021 College World Series | Sports News
OMAHA — The Vanderbilt Commodores baseball team, more commonly known as the “Vandy Boys”, took to Omaha for the 2021 College World Series supporting a household Nebraska non-profit, the Team Jack Foundation. During their Sunday workout on June 20, the day following their first-round CWS victory over Arizona, the team wore Team Jack t-shirts bearing the phrase “TWICE THE FIGHT” as well as matching wristbands. That evening the Vandy Boys posted a video and several pictures of the players wearing the wristbands and shirts and shared across three of their social media platforms to nearly a half a million followers. The posts read: “Proud to support the @TeamJackFoundation in awareness of pediatric brain cancer.” 2021 Gold Glove Award winner, Enrique Bradfield, Jr., is shown in the dugout during practice wearing the Twice the Fight t-shirt. Vandy ace, Jack Leiter, and homerun hitting third baseman, Jayson Gonzalez and more have continued to wear the Twice the Fight wristbands throughout the week raising additional awareness.
The Twice the Fight phrase began last July when Team Jack co-founder, Andy Hoffman, was diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor called glioblastoma. This came after Andy tireless advocated for childhood brain cancer research funding and awareness for nearly a decade after his five-year-old son, Jack, was diagnosed in 2011. The Hoffman family was having to fight two brain tumors in their family and had to double down and fight twice as hard. Sadly, after fighting bravely for seven months, Andy passed away in March 2021. Jack continues a clinical trial to battle his brain tumor and recently had a stable scan.