Florida Tech President and CEO Dr. Anthony J. Catanese (right) and Athletics Director Bill Jurgens (left) with a couple survivors at Panther Football's 2014 Breast Cancer Awareness Game.
Amanda Stratford Photography

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Florida Tech Athletics will be hosting a Breast Cancer Awareness Day during its various home events this Saturday, Oct. 10. All fans are encouraged to wear pink.

Each year it is estimated that over 220,000 women and 2,150 men in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer. As a result, many of those on campus have been affected either directly or indirectly. Come Saturday, the Panthers would like to recognize both survivors and fighters who are able to attend one of three home games scheduled this weekend:

Former Panther Tim Wakefield Returns to Florida Tech

Feb 3, 2012

Red Sox Pitcher Tim Wakefield, who played for the Panthers from 1986-88, will return to Florida Institute of Technology for a special pre-game ceremony prior to the season-opening doubleheader against Claflin University. At the conclusion of the ceremony, he will throw out the season’s first pitch.

Wakefield was selected team MVP his sophomore and junior seasons as a first baseman at Florida Tech. He still holds the school record for career home runs with 40, and set single-season marks in 1987 with 22 home runs and 71 RBIs.