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Phillies fans asked to share "Going to Bat Against Breast Cancer" stories02/25/2011 10:52 AM ET
Major League Baseball® and Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, the world's largest breast cancer organization, recently launched the 2011 Honorary Bat Girl Contest, a campaign to recognize baseball fans who have been affected by breast cancer and have demonstrated a commitment to eradicating the disease. Phillies fans ages 18 and older can now go online at www.honorarybatgirl.com to share inspirational stories about themselves or loved ones who are "Going To Bat Against Breast Cancer."
During MLB's annual Mother's Day national day of recognition on Sunday, May 8, one Honorary Bat Girl representing the Phillies will be honored during an on-field ceremony at Citizens Bank Park and receive pink MLB merchandise and two tickets to the game. Entries may be submitted at www.honorarybatgirl.com, a Web site powered by MLB.com, and will be accepted until the submission period closes on Thursday, April 14.
THE SELECTION PROCESS
During the online submission period, fans can share stories of inspiration and hope, how they or loved ones are supporting the fight against breast cancer and why they want to be an Honorary Bat Girl for the Phillies. Testimonials can be submitted by breast cancer survivors, advocates and supporters of the cause.
ABOUT THE HONORARY BAT GIRL CONTEST
On Mother's Day (May 8), hundreds of MLB players are expected to use pink bats by Louisville Slugger, the Official Bat of Major League Baseball, stamped with the MLB breast cancer awareness logo. To further demonstrate their support for the breast cancer cause, players and on-field personnel will wear the symbolic pink ribbon on their uniforms along with pink wrist bands. Commemorative dugout lineup cards also will be pink. Game-used Louisville Slugger pink bats from Mother's Day games will be auctioned exclusively on MLB.com at a later date to raise additional funds for Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
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