BATON ROUGE, La. (WVLA/WGMB) — Major League baseball players and former LSU stand-outs Aaron and Austin Nola will host “Strike Out ALS” on Jan. 30. The fundraising event is being held to raise awareness and generate funds to find a cure for the deadly disease, according to Aaron.
“Strike Out ALS” takes place Jan. 30 at Red Stick Social. Attendees will have the chance to bowl and hang out with the Nola brothers, who are Baton Rouge natives.
Aaron was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the first round, seventh overall pick in the 2014 Major League Baseball draft. Nola made his major league debut in 2015. He was a 2018 National League All Star, and came in third in the voting for the 2018 NL Cy Young Award.
Austin played on the 2009 National Championship team while a student-athlete with the LSU Tigers. The Toronto Blue Jays selected Nola in the 31st round of the 2011 MLB draft, but he did not sign, instead returning to LSU for his senior year. The Miami Marlins selected Nola in the fifth round of the 2012 MLB draft, and he signed for a $75,000 signing bonus.
More information on the event and ticket purchases can be found here. Attendees must be 21 years of age or older.