The Fisher Cats and Merrimack Street Volvo, in conjunction with WZID, will host Breast Cancer Awareness Night on July 7 at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium. The game will be used to raise money for the New Hampshire Breast Cancer Coalition while honoring those who have been diagnosed with the disease.
"We are proud to team up with Merrimack Street Volvo and WZID to bring awareness to this very treatable disease," said Fisher Cats President Rick Brenner. "The staff at the New Hampshire Breast Cancer Coalition does a great job in working to end breast cancer by treating patients and raising awareness among New Hampshire residents."
To honor victims and survivors of breast cancer, the Fisher Cats team will wear special pink jerseys for that day's 5:05 p.m. game against the Binghamton Mets, and all fans are encouraged to wear pink in support of the cause, too. Fans may also donate a new or gently used bra to the cause, which will be autographed and displayed at the stadium's entrance.
Portions of all ticket sales for the game will benefit the New Hampshire Breast Cancer Coalition. Fans should enter the code "PINK" when purchasing online or refer to the code when making purchases over the phone or in person at the Fisher Cats Box Office.
"We are pleased to be a part of this night to support the New Hampshire Breast Cancer Coalition," said Alex Saidel, President of Merrimack Street Volvo. "The hard-working individuals at NHBCC have done a remarkable job easing the pain and confusion for their patients over the last two decades."
Founded in 1992, the NHBCC is a statewide, grassroots advocacy organization whose mission is to advocate for and provide assistance to New Hampshire residents with breast cancer. Funds will also be generated for the NHBCC through donations made on game day at the Fisher Cats' giant "bust," a display created by Prestige Auto Body of Manchester that collects cash and coin donations. Additional activities are planned, and a full schedule of the day can be found at www.nhfishercats.com.
"WZID has a long tradition of promoting Breast Cancer Awareness and we've done it in many ways from Walkathons to Bras Across the River," said Ray Garon, 95.7 WZID President and General Manager. "Raising funds for our neighbors who need comfort and assistance cannot be overstated, and together we'll do it by enjoying America's favorite family pastime. This year, we look forward to our partnership with the Fisher Cats, Merrimack Street Volvo and NHBCC. Play Ball!"
The Fisher Cats return to Northeast Delta Dental Stadium on Monday, June 24 to begin a seven-game homestand against the Reading Fightin Phils (Philadelphia Phillies) and the Future Red Sox, the Portland Sea Dogs. The homestand will feature three Atlas Fireworks shows and two giveaways. To view the full promotional schedule and to purchase tickets, visit www.nhfishercats.com.