On Saturday, June 29, WCA Hospital and the Jamestown Jammers will team up to host the inaugural "Pink the Park" baseball game at Russell E. Diethrick Park. Doors will open at 6 p.m. followed by the first pitch at 7 p.m. as the Jammers take on the Auburn Doubledays. All proceeds from the game will benefit local breast cancer care at WCA Hospital.
The Jamestown Jammers will be wearing commemorative "Pink the Park" officially licensed Wilson baseball jerseys that will be autographed and then auctioned to the highest bidders during and after the game.
"Breast cancer has affected so many right here in our community," says Matt Drayer, general manager of the Jamestown Jammers. "The Jammers are very excited and honored to team up with WCA to raise awareness and join in the local fight against this deadly disease."
Pictured, from left, are: Matt Drayer, Jamestown Jammers general manager; Pat Carr, breast cancer survivor and coordinator of the Breast Cancer Support Group of Jamestown; Crystal Schwab, WCA Hospital mammographer; and Karl Sisson, WCA director of development, displaying the commemorative baseball jerseys that will be worn by the Jamestown Jammers and auctioned off to support local breast cancer care at WCA Hospital during the inaugural “Pink the Park” baseball game on Saturday, June 29.
In addition to raising awareness for good breast health and promoting annual mammograms, WCA and the Jammers will pay tribute of those who have battled breast cancer, including a special tribute to breast cancer survivors on the field following the first inning.
John David Salon professionals will be donating their services by offering pink nails, pink feathers, pink extensions, and massages for donations to the cause. These donations, along with $1 from the purchase of each game ticket and proceeds from a basket giveaway and 50/50, will all benefit local breast cancer care.
The benefit basket giveaway will feature four Pittsburgh Pirates baseball game tickets (Friday, Aug. 16 vs. Arizona Diamondbacks) along with $200 overnight Marriott Gift Card, two commemorative "Pink the Park" baseball A-Bats donated by Superior Bat Company, and more.
For game tickets, please call 664-0915, stop by the Jammers Box Office at Diethrick Park, or visit www.JamestownJammers.com.
For more information, to donate to the basket giveaway, or to learn your business can pre-purchase a commemorative jersey, please call Karl Sisson, WCA director of development at 664-8423 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.