Savannah, Ga. - On Saturday, May 17, the Savannah Sand Gnats will join forces with Kia Country of Savannah and Susan G. Komen For the Cure Coastal Georgia Affiliate to bring awareness to breast cancer education and research.
"Pink in the Park is one of the most emotional nights of the season," said team president, John Katz. "We celebrate the Survivors, remember those that lost the fight, and reinforce the message that early detection is critical."
As in years past, Sand Gnats players and coaches will take the field in special pink jerseys. Throughout the game, fans are encouraged to bid on each jersey. After the game, the highest bidders will be presented with their jersey by their respective player or coach.
All proceeds from the pink jersey auction go directly to Susan G. Komen For the Cure Coastal Georgia Affiliate.
"It is through the generous support of Kia Country of Savannah that provides the opportunity for us to donate 100% of the proceeds from the Jersey Auction to Susan G. Komen for the Cure Coastal Georgia Affiliate," added Katz.
Any breast cancer survivors who participated in the most recent Race for the Cure on April 12, are asked to wear their race t-shirt for free admission to the baseball game. Please contact Beth Desloges, Executive Director of Susan G. Komen for the Cure Coastal Georgia Affiliate at (912) 232-2535 or [email protected] for more information.
Fans are also encouraged to stay after the game for a spectacular fireworks show. Gates to Historic Grayson Stadium will open at 5:00 p.m. and first pitch against the Charleston RiverDogs is set for 6:05 p.m.