STOCKTON, Calif.-The Stockton Ports have once again partnered with St. Joseph's Medical Center in support of their Breast Health Services. Over the past six seasons, the Ports have supported St. Joseph's through the annual Pink Night and have raised over $30,000 with help from the Stockton community.
Prior to the Ports hosting the Visalia Rawhide at 7:05 p.m. the 4th annual "Home Run-a-Thon" will take place on the field at Banner Island Ballpark at 5:35 p.m. Area television, radio and community celebrities will take their swings in the event. The gates will open at 5:05 p.m. Throughout the home run-a-thon fans are encouraged to make pledges for each home run hit. The home run event was established in 2010 when then Ports manager Steve Scarsone was closely affected by the disease. Scarsone's wife, Becki, was battling with breast cancer. She is now doing well and is cancer free.
The Stockton community plays a big part in making Pink Night a success. The biggest fundraising component of the night is one dollar from every ticket sold will go back to St. Joseph's Hospitals Breast Health Services. In addition to the funds raised through ticket sales and the donations from the home run-a-thon, a number of other activities will take place during the Ports game. There will be a player memorabilia raffle, Pink t-shirts available, a Pink game-worn jersey auction during the game as well as a huge fireworks show. Local businesses also have a chance to participate by purchasing business booths, group tickets, and donating raffle prizes.
"The Ports are proud to team up with St. Joseph's Medical Center for our 7th annual Pink Night. The night would not be possible without the generosity and support of the Stockton community" said Ports Community Relations Manager Kellie Ryan.
If you would like to be a part of this event and help support St. Joseph's Medical Center Breast Health Services, please call the Ports front office at 209.644.1900.
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