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High School Baseballers Don Pink to Fight Breast Cancer
High School Baseballers Don Pink to Fight Breast Cancer

PINK!   There’s no pink in baseball!....

Well actually there is…and quite a bit…at the 4th Annual Albie Swingin’ For Life Baseball Match-Ups which take place at Sacramento City College on April 28, 2012.

First Game at 10am. (Gates open at 9am)

“Pink-think” comes into play because all the players and umpires will be sporting pink…and when they round the bases, the runners will be tagging…you guessed it…pink bases.

This line-up of baseball games, held to raise money for Albie Aware Breast Cancer Foundation, pits some of the area’s best high school teams in a four game program.

Game 1 - 10am - Franklin vs. Antelope

Game 2 - 1pm - Roseville vs. Oak Ridge

Game 3 - 4pm - Elk Grove vs. Pioneer

Game 4 – 7pm - Christian Brothers vs. Jesuit

Before each game, breast cancer survivors who are friends, relatives, spouses or teachers of those teams will throw out the first pitch, and each _ inning will be played in memory/support of someone that has been affected by breast cancer. Also, public address announcements to raise awareness will be played throughout the games

“What’s been most impressive to me is that these young ballplayers, many of whom whose families have been impacted by breast cancer in some way, bring a great enthusiasm and spirit to this event. They’re proud in pink!”

       --Chris Fahey, Organizer, Albie Swingin’ For Life

Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for students and seniors, and admission is free for survivors wearing pink and children under 5. A 50/50 raffle will be held.