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UMass to Celebrate Life of Coach Elaine Sortino with Sunday Event

(Photo Courtesy: UMass Athletics)

(Photo Courtesy: UMass Athletics)

AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) — UMass has announced plans for a public gathering to remember and celebrate the life and legacy of late softball coach Elaine Sortino.

Members of the public and UMass community, as well as former student-athletes and colleagues, are invited to the free event scheduled for Sunday at 1:00 p.m at the Mullins Center.

Sortino died in August after a battle with cancer.

During her 34 seasons at the university, Sortino amassed a 1,184-508-6 record and led the team to 21 NCAA Tournament and 3 World Series appearances.

Those attending are being asked to wear their favorite UMass apparel.

For more information or to RSVP, you are asked to contact the Minutemen Club Office at (413) 545-4290 or via e-mail.