(Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium, Vancouver, BC) - The Vancouver Canadians are set to host the inaugural Strike Out Heart Disease Celebrity Softball Game, presented by Blake, Cassels & Graydon and Deloitte, on Wednesday, June 12th out at Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium.
This event is a new initiative between the Vancouver Canadians and St. Paul's Hospital Foundation to raise funds and awareness of the risks of heart disease across the Lower Mainland.
The five-inning game, open to the public, will comprise of two teams consisting of local media (TV, print and radio) as well as local celebrities and dignitaries. The gates to the stadium open at 6:00pm and first pitch goes at 7:05 pm.
Admission for fans is just $2.00 with all proceeds going towards the St. Paul's Hospital Foundation. Tickets for the event are available at the Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium box office, or by calling 604.872.5232.
About the Vancouver Canadians partnership with St. Paul's Hospital Foundation
Strike Out Heart Disease began in 2012 in joint partnership with the Vancouver Canadians and St. Paul's Hospital Foundation. Corporations, individuals and fans make donations based on the number of strikeouts recorded by Vancouver Canadians pitchers over the course of the season.
In 2012, the Canadians recorded 570 strikeouts which generated more than $14,000 towards the Strike Out Heart Disease initiative. This year, Canadians owner Jake Kerr has stepped to the forefront of this cause and stated that he will match all funds raised up to $25,000 to help St. Paul's Hospital and its Foundation.
100% of the proceeds generated through our Strike Out Heart Disease campaign are given to the St. Paul's Hospital Foundation. With our help, St. Paul's Hospital can continue its research and development of cutting-edge technology that is utilized throughout the Lower Mainland and around the world.