'Cats and Finnigan's Sports Cards aid fight against Alopecia
Proceeds from baseball cards donated to National Alopecia Ariata Foundation
09/28/2011 11:15 AM ET
Creators of Autographs 4 Alopecia, Blake(left) and Gavin(right) show off items received by the ValleyCats. (autographs4alopecia.com)
In 2011 the Tri-City ValleyCats teamed up with Finnigan's Sports Cards to aid in the fight against Alopecia Ariata. During the season, the 'Cats sold baseball cards donated by Finnigan's Sports Cards and part of the proceeds were donated to the National Alopecia Ariata Foundation.
The donation was made through "Autographs 4 Alopecia," a campaign created by two brothers from Pennsylvania, Blake and Gavin. Blake is ten years old and suffers from the disease. They also received a gift pack comprised of t-shirts, bobbleheads and more.
Read Blake and Gavin's story
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