SALT LAKE CITY (April 28, 2015) - The Salt Lake Bees will host their ninth annual "Pack the Park Pink Night" at Smith's Ballpark on Saturday, May 9 in collaboration with the Huntsman Cancer Foundation (HCF) and Swing for Life, in an effort to raise funds for breast cancer research at Huntsman Cancer Institute. This night is part of the club's year-round community outreach initiatives that support health and wellness, education and youth development.
"Huntsman Cancer Foundation is very grateful to the Bees organization and Miller Sports Properties," said George Mathis, Development Officer at Huntsman Cancer Foundation. "We are honored to invite the community to be a part of Huntsman Cancer Institute's efforts to eradicate cancer. What could be better than a night at the beautiful ballpark with your family while supporting cancer research?"
Fans attending the Bees game will be encouraged to help "Pack the Park Pink" by wearing the color pink and anyone wearing pink can go to the box office the day of the game to receive a $3 discount on tickets. During the game, Swing for Life will have pink t-shirts available for purchase, with proceeds benefiting HCF.
The team will be wearing commemorative caps featuring a pink Bees logo and jerseys with pink lettering, which will be auctioned off in a silent auction. The highest bidders will have the opportunity to meet Bees players on the field after the game for photograph opportunities while collecting their player-autographed jerseys. All of the proceeds from the auction will benefit cancer research at Huntsman Cancer Institute.
One dollar from all ticket sales for that night's game will go to the Huntsman Cancer Foundation. Tickets can be purchased at Smith's Ballpark box office, at all Smith'sTix outlets and Smith's Food & Drug Stores, by phone at 801-325-BEES (2337) or online at www.slbees.com, with no additional fees.
Gates open at 5:35 p.m. with the first pitch scheduled for 6:35 p.m. against the Reno Aces. The first 2,000 fans attending that night's game will receive a free pink shirt and there will be a fireworks show at the conclusion of the game.
About Huntsman Cancer Foundation
The Huntsman Cancer Foundation gives a Reason to Hope® to cancer patients and their families around the world. HCF is a non-profit organization dedicated to maximizing resources to support the research, education, and treatment at Huntsman Cancer Institute and Hospital. The Foundation relies on the generosity of individuals, corporations, community groups, and other organizations to reach fundraising goals.
About Swing for Life
Swing for Life, based in Salt Lake City, is a 501 C(3) non-profit organization dedicated to raising money to contribute to on-going and ground-breaking research in the fight against breast cancer.
About the Salt Lake Bees
The Salt Lake Bees are in their 15th season as the Triple-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels and will continue to be the top affiliate of the Angels through the 2018 season. While with Los Angeles, Salt Lake owns five division championships and two trips to the Pacific Coast League Finals. Smith's Ballpark, the home of the Bees, is consistently voted as one of the best ballparks in baseball and has hosted more than 10-million fans dating back to the franchise's establishment in 1994. For more information visit www.slbees.com.