STARKVILLE, Miss. - The Mississippi State University baseball family
is reaching out to help provide financial assistance to former MSU
baseball player Ryan Duffy, who was critically injured this summer in a
diving accident in Florida.
Plans are in motion for members of the 2011 MSU baseball team, the
Diamond Girls, baseball foster parents and others within the community
to sell "Do It For Duffy" wristbands to assist the Duffy family with
the former Bulldog's mounting medical expenses. The wristbands,
featuring Mississippi State's distinctive "baseball MS" logo and
the "Do It For Duffy" campaign slogan, will be sold for $5 each.
Detailed information on the date and location for the sale of the
wristbands will be announced in the coming days.
Duffy, a native of Naples, Fla., lettered in baseball as a catcher and
outfielder at Mississippi State from 2007 to 2010, compiling the
team's second-high batting average (.358) while belting 10 home
runs his senior season in 2010. He remains in the intensive care unit
at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Fla., while recovering from neck
and spinal cord injuries sustained in the accident.
Those interested in assisting with the distribution of the wristbands
or contributing directly to the campaign should contact the MSU Baseball
Updates on Duffy's rehabilitory progress are available online from
the Duffy family (http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/ryanduffy1).