U-M softball coach teaches life lessons in fight against cancer - Los Angeles News | FOX 11 LA KTTV

Michigan softball coach teaches life lessons in fight against breast cancer

Posted: Updated:
Michigan softball coach Carol Hutchins Michigan softball coach Carol Hutchins
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (WJBK) -

Michigan softball coach Carol Hutchins is the winningest coach in the university's history. She hasn't had a losing season since she took over in 1985. But what's really impressive? She's teaching the young women in her program that winning isn't everything and that the toughest opponent they may face in life, may be off the field.

"We're teaching the game life," says Hutchins. "That's what (my players) ultimately learn, that you're a part of something bigger than yourself."

Hutchins has been racking up Big Ten titles for over 25 years. Under her direction, the Wolverines became the first woman's softball team east of the Mississippi to win a College World Series. But Hutchins says the Michigan Softball Academy is the highlight of what she's done at Michigan. The annual academy is a gathering of breast cancer survivors, caregivers, families and friends to benefit the Making Strides for Breast Cancer program. To date, they've raised $250,000

"Everybody knows what we're here for," says Hutchins. "There's a number of survivors that join us. It's a great event. It is the highlight of what I've been able to do here at Michigan."

The softball academy is open to everyone ages 21 and over. No athletic ability is required. Just be prepared to have fun and experience the power of making a difference.

"It's our hope that we can help in some way."

Details:
2013 Michigan Softball Academy
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Click here to learn more and to sign up

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • General Motors profit declines 85% in 2Q

    General Motors profit declines 85% in 2Q

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:43 AM EDT2014-07-24 11:43:10 GMT
     General Motors says second-quarter profit fell 85 percent as recall costs chopped $1.5 billion from the bottom line.
     General Motors says second-quarter profit fell 85 percent as recall costs chopped $1.5 billion from the bottom line.
  • Porch shooter: I didn't know gun was loaded

    Porch shooter: I didn't know gun was loaded

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:48 PM EDT2014-07-24 16:48:56 GMT
    A suburban Detroit man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch immediately suggested to police it was an accident and that he didn't know his shotgun was loaded, according to recorded remarks played in court Thursday.
    A suburban Detroit man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch immediately suggested to police it was an accident and that he didn't know his shotgun was loaded, according to recorded remarks played in court Thursday.
  • Rehabilitation grants available for auction homes

    Rehabilitation grants available for auction homes

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:45 PM EDT2014-07-24 16:45:20 GMT
    Homes eligible for $25,000 in forgivable rehabilitation grants are going on sale in a west side Detroit neighborhood. An online auction by the city's Land Bank Authority begins Thursday for eight houses in the Marygrove area.
    Homes eligible for $25,000 in forgivable rehabilitation grants are going on sale in a west side Detroit neighborhood. An online auction by the city's Land Bank Authority begins Thursday for eight houses in the Marygrove area.
Powered by WorldNow

KTTV FOX 11
1999 S. Bundy Dr.
Los Angeles CA 90025

Main: (310) 584-2000
News Tips? (310) 584-2025

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices