The seventh annual Honorary Bat Girl contest is under way, encouraging fans to share “Going to Bat Against Breast Cancer” stories for a chance to be honored on-field during Mother’s Day celebrations around MLB. Going to Bat Against Breast Cancer helps raise awareness about breast cancer and recognizes breast cancer survivors, co-survivors and those who have made a difference in the fight to end this disease. The nomination site and voting period are open now through April 16, 2015. One person will be chosen for each MLB team and announced the week of May 4, 2015.
Learn more, including how you can nominate yourself or a loved one, at www.honorarybatgirl.com.
Louisville Slugger has produced and donated pink bats that hundreds of players will be using during Mother’s Day celebrations. Fans may purchase the bats, along with specially designed Going to Bat Against Breast Cancer merchandise, online at the mlb.com shop and at ballparks nationwide. From January 1 - December 31, 2015, $10 from the sale of each pink bat will be donated to Major League Baseball Charities, Inc. in support of the fight against breast cancer. MLB Charities will in turn donate one-half of the funds raised to Komen. More information about Major League Baseball’s support for breast cancer programs can be found at MLBCommunity.org/MothersDay.