Thursday, May 15, 2008

Major League Baseball and Susan G. Komen for the Cure partner for "Going to Bat Against Breast Cancer"

This may be "old news" but is still worth passing on!!!

On Mother's Day, MLB Players to once again use pink Louisville Slugger bats to support the

fight against breast cancer

Major League Baseball and its 30 Clubs are again joining Susan G. Komen for the Cure for "Going to Bat Against Breast Cancer," a program that incorporates numerous facets of the game on and off the field to generate awareness about breast cancer and raise funds to help fight the disease. All Clubs hosting a home game on Sunday, May 11 will celebrate Mother's Day with special in-park programs and a "pink theme" throughout. In addition to promotional support, Major League Baseball Charities has also committed $50,000 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure through the "Going to Bat Against Breast Cancer" program.

Hundreds of Major League Baseball players will help raise awareness for breast cancer on Mother's Day, May 11, by using pink Louisville Slugger bats. Select game-used bats, as well as select team-autographed bats, will be auctioned off on at a later date, with net proceeds benefiting Komen for the Cure. Fans can purchase their own personalized pink bat at, the official Web site of Major League Baseball, or, with $10 from the sale of each bat benefiting Komen for the Cure (bats are $77).

Fans can also support "Going to Bat Against Breast Cancer" by purchasing limited edition New Era caps, Soft as a Grape shirts and Logo Art bracelets, all featuring pink Club logos alongside the breast cancer ribbon logo. Out in time for Mother's Day gift buying, fans can purchase these items by logging onto or visiting the nearest Clubhouse store. Major League Baseball will donate $1 from the sale of each item to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Additionally, while supplies last, a special Mother's Day tote bag with the MLB pink ribbon logo will be given as a gift with purchase of $150 or more at Club retail shops within all 30 ballparks.

Major League Baseball will use its various assets to help communicate the breast cancer awareness message. will feature stories on MLB players and their mothers. A full page ad delivering the breast cancer awareness message will run in USA Today on May 9th.

The only auction currently listed was for a Derek Jeter signed bat. The auction is closed & the final price was $4525.

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