Syracuse, NY- The Syracuse Chiefs, the Triple-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals, are proud to announce the club will host its second annual Breast Cancer Awareness Night at Alliance Bank Stadium on Friday, July 20, when the Chiefs host the Norfolk Tides. All money raised from the event will be donated to the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund of Central New York, which gives $250,000 worth of grants to SUNY Upstate Medical every year for breast cancer research.
All fans are invited to attend a "Pink Cocktail Party" in Alliance Bank Stadium's Hank Sauer Room with Carol M. Baldwin and her son, actor Billy Baldwin. Admission to the party is $50 per person and includes dinner, a game ticket, and parking pass. The Baldwin mother-son duo will throw out the game's ceremonial first pitch as well.
"As an organization, we're glad to support such a worthy cause like the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund of Central New York," Chiefs General Manager John Simone said. "Hopefully, even if it's only in small way, we can contribute to finding a cure."
In keeping with the theme of Breast Cancer Awareness Night, Chiefs players and coaches will don pink and black jerseys and hats for the 7:00pm game with the Tides. Some players will also wear pink batting gloves and use pink bats and mitts. Additionally, Alliance Bank Stadium's Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Awareness merchandise cart will be set up, as it is for every Chiefs home game, to sell Pink bracelets, t-shirts, flip-flops, lanyards, and rings.
"The most important part of the fund is that 100% of the money that we raise locally stays locally and goes to research so that we can find a cure," said Laurence Segal, a Chiefs employee and Carol M. Baldwin Fund volunteer.
Last year's Breast Cancer Awareness Night at Alliance Bank Stadium raised $6,000 for breast cancer research. In total, the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund of CNY has fundraised more than $7 million for research.
"The Baldwin Family and the Simone Family are coming together with two passions," said Elizabeth Baldwin, executive director of the fund. "One is baseball and the other is finding the cure for breast cancer, so that together we will find a cure."
For more information on Breast Cancer Awareness Night, contact Laurence Segal with the Chiefs at 315-474-7833. Tickets to the "Pink Cocktail Party" and all Syracuse Chiefs home games, can be purchased in person at the Chiefs ticket office at Alliance Bank Stadium, by calling 315-474-7833, or online at SyracuseChiefs.com.