Pitch for the Cure Breast Cancer Walk Returns for 2012

The 7th Annual Pitch for the Cure raises money for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation.

By Bud Bareither | July 24, 2012 1:16 PM

Spokane, WA - The Spokane Indians announced today that their annual Pitch for the Cure Breast Cancer Walk presented by Mike's Hard Pink Lemonade will return for 2012 on Saturday, August 25th at Avista Stadium. This marks the seventh consecutive year that the Indians and the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation have collaborated on the event, with proceeds benefiting the Eastern Washington Chapter of the Komen Foundation.

"The Eastern Washington Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure is excited about the Pitch for the Cure," said Executive Director Claudia Bell. "We appreciate the on-going support of the Spokane Indians, who over the last seven years have raised nearly $20,000 for our mission to save lives and end breast cancer forever." 

Check in for the event is at 5:30 p.m. with the walk set to begin at 6:00 p.m. The one mile, flat walk circles around Avista Stadium before finishing on the field, where the participants will be recognized in a special pre-game ceremony. The game against Salem-Keizer begins at 6:30 p.m. as Spokane players will be wearing special pink jerseys that will be auctioned off to support the cause.

The cost for the walk is $25 for adults and $15 for kids 12 and under. Participants receive a technical t-shirt, a donation in their name to the Eastern WA affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Foundation, and a ticket to the Spokane Indians baseball game that night against Salem-Keizer.

Deadline for registration is Wednesday, August 8th, with a late registration fee of $5. Packet pick-up is scheduled for Friday, August 24th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Avista Stadium and the day of the walk starting at 5:00 p.m. at Avista Stadium.

In addition to Mike's Hard Pink Lemonade, supporting sponsors for this year's Pitch for the Cure include Itron, Pepsi, and Ross Printing. Media sponsors include The Big 99.9 Coyote Country and KXLY 920 AM.

Registration is now open at active.com. For more information about the event, call the Indians at (509) 535-2992 or visit Pitch-For-The-Cure.com.

The Spokane Indians return to Avista Stadium on Friday, July 27th for Ian Kinsler Bobblehead Giveaway presented by Alaska Airlines, KREM-2 TV, 103.1 KCDA, and Out There Monthly. On this highly-anticipated night, the first 1,000 fans and all Banner Bank Diamond Club Members will receive a limited edition bobblehead of former Spokane Indian and current Texas Rangers All-Star Ian Kinsler. Tickets for all Spokane Indians home games are available for purchase at the Indians Ticket Office or at spokaneindians.com. Reserve your seats today by calling (509) 343-OTTO (6886) or TicketsWest at 1-800-325-SEAT.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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