Home Runs for Lowell: Knock Cancer Out...Of The Park!

In Loving Memory of Lowell Ensel (1994-2015) 


On May 11th, 2015, our Brother Lowell Ensel tragically passed away from what doctors believe was an undiagnosed form of cancer. You can read more about Lowell at http://umd.beta.org/rememberinglowellensel

There were probably two passions in life that Lowell held closest to him, those were filmmaking and baseball. And so we thought there would be no better way to honor is life than to host a home run derby event in his name to raise money for cancer awareness and research. 

Date: The second annual Home Runs for Lowell is tentatively set for October 9th, 2016.

Donation Link: http://donate.billhighway.com/Homerunsforlowell 


Lowell tragically passed away on May 11th, 2015 on a University of Maryland shuttle bus on his way back from the urgent care center on Route 1. The medical examiner’s initial report categorized Lowell's cause of death as a germ cell tumor, which doctors believe was specifically testicular cancer. 

The mission of this event is to raise money for testicular cancer awareness and research. We will be donating the monewe raise to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, which is currently running a clinical trial through the form of a DNA registry to see if they can determine any genetic pre-dispositions that may indicate a person's likelihood of getting testicular cancer.


Lowell joined Beta Theta Pi in the spring of 2014 and was the recruitment chair for our fraternity at the time of his passing. Lowell exemplified what it meant to be an all-around great student and friend. During his time at the University of Maryland, Lowell did it all: he had a full Banneker/Key Scholarship and was a double major in Government and Politics and Film Studies. He was a campus tour guide with IMAGES, a member of the Honors Humanities program, a filmmaker, an intern on Capitol Hill, and, most importantly, he was the greatest brother and friend a person could ask for. We all will truly be missing out on what he was going to accomplish in life. 

We have decided to host a Home Run Derby in Lowell’s honor because baseball was a huge part of his life. From the first time he could swing a bat until his passing in May, Lowell was a baseball fanatic. We could think of no better way to remember his life than hosting an event centered around one of his greatest passions. 


Current Business Sponsors: Looney's Pub, Terrapins Turf, Javazen, Chick fil A 

"Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is the world's oldest and largest private institution devoted to prevention, patient care, research and education in cancer. Its scientists and clinicians generate innovative approaches to better understand, diagnose and treat cancer. The Center's specialists are leaders in biomedical research and in translating the latest research to advance the standard of cancer care worldwide. For more information, go to www.mskcc.org."

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