Shorebirds Present Donation To Richard A. Henson Cancer Institute

Annual Pink Pitch Night Raises Over $2,200 For Local Cancer Service Center

Left to Right: Tammy Rose, Jimmy Sweet (Shorebirds Assistant General Manager), Joan Mischtschuk, D'Lesha Whittington, Kathy Foxwell, Debra Dennis, Brandy Evans, Sherman, and Carrie Kellams ( )

By Bobby Coon / Delmarva Shorebirds | July 26, 2017 1:18 PM

SALISBURY, Md. -- The Delmarva Shorebirds are proud to announce the results from the 2017 PRMC Pink Pitch Night to benefit the Richard A. Henson Cancer Institute, as the team presented a check for $2,270.61.

"Our organization is always happy to help a very important part of the community such as the Richard A. Henson Cancer Institute," Shorebirds general manager Chris Bitters said. "Thank you to our fans who answered the call and showed their support with donations."

The 2017 PRMC Pink Pitch Night was held on Saturday, May 13th at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium when the Delmarva Shorebirds faced the Greenville Drive. Shorebirds players and coaches wore special pink jerseys that were auctioned off during the game, with the funds raised being presented to the Richard A. Henson Cancer Institute at the Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury.

Delmarva has more special jersey nights scheduled in 2017, including a Christmas in July jersey night on Saturday, July 29, a Maryland Pride Thursday jersey auction on August 24, and an Orange Friday jersey auction on September 1. All three auctions will benefit the Shorebirds' Fly Together Fund.

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The Delmarva Shorebirds are the Class "A" Affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles. The Shorebirds are owned by 
7th Inning Stretch, LLC, the same company that owns the Stockton Ports of the California League and the Everett AquaSox of the Northwest League.

The Shorebirds celebrated their 20th season in 2015, and have entertained over five million fans since beginning play at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium in Salisbury, Md. in 1996. The team has captured South Atlantic League titles in 1997 and 2000 while successfully hosting the South Atlantic League All-Star Game in 1999 and 2011.

For more information on the Shorebirds, call 410-219-3112 or visit

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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