ODU-VCU baseball game at War Memorial to honor Keyes
April 23, 2013
Chris Finwood is proud to bring his Old Dominion baseball team to his hometown this week, even if the reason for doing so saddens him.
ODU and VCU will play 7 p.m. Tuesday at War Memorial Stadium to honor Paul Keyes, the former Rams coach and ODU player who died last November after battling cancer.
Keyes was a mentor and friend to Finwood, who brainstormed ideas to raise money and awareness for cancer research.
"Last spring, after the cancer came back, we were talking one day," Finwood recalled. "I told him, I'd really like to play a game at War Memorial, a benefit game for cancer. Paul said, 'I've got tears in my eyes, just hearing you say that.'
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