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    Major League Baseball is the oldest of the four major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada. There are a total of 30 teams that play in the organization’s two leagues, the American League (AL) and the National League (NL), with 15 teams in each league. MLB operates MLB Charities as its nonprofit corporation that provides support to local, national and international tax-exempt organizations to directly conduct or sponsor activities for the promotion of good health, physical education, public safety, medical research, literacy, educational or charitable purposes.


    Going to Bat Against Breast Cancer

    The eighth annual Honorary Bat Girl contest will take place from February 22 – April 14, 2016, and encourages 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. One person is chosen for each MLB team and announced the week of April 25, 2016. Learn more and view the winners at honorarybatgirl.com.

    Louisville Slugger has produced and donated pink bats that hundreds of players use during Mother’s Day celebrations. Fans may purchase the bats, along with specially designed Going to Bat Against Breast Cancer merchandise, online at the mlbshop.com and at ballparks nationwide. From January 1 - December 31, 2016, $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 here.

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    Going to Bat Against Breast Cancer

    Going to Bat Against Breast Cancer

    Active Program Dates:
    January 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016

    Louisville Slugger Pink Baseball Bat

    Product Available for Purchase:
    Online at mlbshop.com

    Benefit to Komen:

    MLB Charities will split the funds raised from the sale of Pink MLB Louisville Slugger bats for sale at mlbshop.com, as well as through the sale of special game used/worn auction items sold on the MLB auction site.  

    The merchandise program is January 1 – December 31, 2016; The Honorary Bat Girl Contest is active February 22 – April 14, 2016.

    Find more information about Komen’s partnership with MLB.

    Our corporate partners and sponsors are passionate about their involvement with us, engaging their customers, employees and communities in our mission to save lives and end breast cancer. Through their generosity, we educate millions of women and families about breast cancer and raise crucial funds for breast cancer research, education, screening and treatment. We strive to serve as a valuable nonprofit partner by developing partnerships that are beneficial for the consumer, the company and for our mission.

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