WAPPINGERS FALLS, N.Y. (June 27, 2022) – Beginning summer 2022, professional baseball teams will join forces again to positively impact communities all across America. Minor League Baseball (MiLB) and the American Cancer Society (ACS) have announced a multi-year renewal of their long-time partnership. The renewal will see a reprisal of
WAPPINGERS FALLS, N.Y. (June 27, 2022) – Beginning summer 2022, professional baseball teams will join forces again to positively impact communities all across America. Minor League Baseball (MiLB) and the American Cancer Society (ACS) have announced a multi-year renewal of their long-time partnership. The renewal will see a reprisal of the Hope At Bat program – a fundraising and awareness campaign in support of cancer research – for the first time since the 2019 season.
The Hope At Bat initiative is designed to increase overall cancer awareness and raise critical funds for cancer research, while positively impacting the fan experience and community connectivity at MiLB stadiums across the country. Hope At Bat aims to educate fans about the importance of living a healthy lifestyle, as well as the importance of age-appropriate cancer screenings. All funding raised through the Hope At Bat program will support ACS’ cancer research efforts.
The Renegades will host their Hope At Bat game this week on Wednesday, June 29th vs. Brooklyn Cyclones. Hope At Bat takes place on a We Care Wednesday presented by Westchester Medical Center Heath Network (WMCHealth).
Two purple bats have been provided by MiLB, each to be signed by the team, one of which will be featured on the MiLB auction platform (with ACS as the beneficiary), and the other to be auctioned off locally with proceeds to benefit Gold Together. More details on the auction to follow.
Gold Together is the American Cancer Society initiative dedicated to increasing awareness of childhood cancer, supporting families facing a diagnosis, and raising funds to end childhood cancer. Funds raised directly support childhood cancer research, education, advocacy, and services, as well as promote cancer prevention efforts targeting children to help them reduce their risk for cancer later in life.
The Gold Together movement was created by childhood brain cancer survivor Cole Eicher, whose dream was to have a Gold Together team at every Relay For Life event, starting with his event in St. Petersburg, Florida. His vision was to raise childhood cancer awareness, support families facing childhood cancer, and connect those families to a lifetime of resources through the American Cancer Society.
Donations can be made to Gold Together by visiting Gold Together Champions Northeast RegionHERE or by purchasing tickets at gadesgroups.com and using the password “acshv”.
ABOUT THE HUDSON VALLEY RENEGADES
The Renegades are in their second season as the High-A affiliate of the New York Yankees. They have played their home games at Dutchess Stadium in Wappingers Falls, N.Y. since 1994.
ABOUT DIAMOND BASEBALL HOLDINGS
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