The Albuquerque Isotopes will hold their first Breast Cancer Awareness homestand in the club's history starting this Friday. In support of the Breast Cancer Awareness campaign, the Isotopes will wear special pink jerseys each game of the series. Fans are encouraged to join their Isotopes in wearing PINK to the games as well to support the cause.
The four-game homestand will include ceremonial first pitches honoring breast cancer survivors, various organizations providing information to fans and a Mammogram Van provided by Lovelace Health Systems on site for Saturday and Sunday's games. Walk-ups are welcome for the Mobile Mammogram Unit, which will be outside of Isotopes Park starting at 8:00 a.m. until the end of each game on those two days. There will also be a silent auction during the games on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and a live auction following Sunday's game. Among the auctioned items are:
• game-worn Isotopes pink jerseys
• a game-worn jersey and a pink baseball bat autographed by Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp
• game-used, team-autographed pink ribbon field bases
Net proceeds from the auctions will benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation. For more details see below.
Who: Albuquerque Isotopes in conjunction with the Susan G. Komen Foundation of Central New Mexico.
What: List of players whose jersey will be auctioned and other auction items are listed on the auction table.
When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday when gates open at 6:00 PM (5:00 PM on Sunday) through the middle of the sixth inning.
Where: Tables on the concourse located in front of the Isotopes Park Pro Shop How: Bids will start at $175.00 with increasing increments of $10.00. Payment can be made by cash, check (made payable to the Albuquerque Isotopes) or credit card.
What: List of players whose jersey will be auctioned including Dodgers' Matt Kemp worn and autographed blue Isotopes jersey (starting bid: $500.00), specialty jersey worn and autographed by reigning Minor League Mascot of the Year Orbit and a one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted Isotopes Park 3D baseball card sculpture.
Where: On top of the 3rd base dugout (home dugout).
When: At the conclusion of this Sunday's 6:05 p.m. game until all items have been auctioned.
How: Bids will start at $250.00 (excluding Kemp jersey, which starts at $500.00) with increasing increments of $50.00. Payment can be made by cash, check (made payable to the Albuquerque Isotopes) or credit card.
NOTE FOR BOTH AUCTIONS: Jerseys will not be available for pick up until Tuesday, July 30th at the Isotopes Park Front Office (located on the second floor) as players will be wearing the jerseys for the entirety of the homestand. Each winner must pay the day of purchase. Winners will also have the opportunity to take a photo on the field after the game with the player who corresponds with their jersey.
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