Bethel and IUSB partner with South Bend Cubs for charity baseball exhibition

by | Sep 28, 2023

The Bethel University Sports Management Department is teaming up with the South Bend Cubs and IU-South Bend for the first annual exhibition baseball game on Oct. 3 at 6:30 p.m., with half of the proceeds going to 13-year-old Belle Wuich, who has Neuroblastoma.

Wuich was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma on Apr. 20, 2023, when she was experiencing back pain, which led to sudden mobility loss. She found a six-centimeter mass on her spinal column and had it successfully removed.

Now Wuich has been accepted for a clinical trial for the drug DFMO and will pursue proton radiation at the Rady’s Children’s Hospital in San Diego, Calif. You can read more about Belle’s story at the link here.

The game will be entirely student-run between Bethel University’s Administration and Organization and Intro to Sports Management classes.

The Administration and Organization class will act as the managers by selling advertisements, setting up between-inning activities, marketing, scripting Stadium PA and more.

Multiple activities will occur between innings, interacting with fans for a Disney Princess trivia game, dance battles, mascot races and more.

Tickets are five dollars or $10, which includes admission, Hot Dog, Chips, and a drink at the concession stand. Fans can buy tickets at the gate or