Anyone who’s ever loved the game of baseball knows all too well that the sport is positively good for the soul. On September 9th at Bethpage Ballpark (aka “Ducks Stadium”) in Central Islip, however, fans will learn that baseball’s also a valuable weapon in the fight against breast cancer.
That’s because on Tuesday, September 9th at the Long Island Ducks game against the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs, besides some really great baseball, 18 local breast cancer coalitions will be uniting together to raise awareness about this insidious disease.
Presented by PinkTie.org Real Estate Professionals Networking for a Cure and sponsored by Contour Mortgage, Steiner Sports and HomeBuyingTips.com, it is the ninth annual such event that highlights, among other important messages, that breast cancer is disproportionally prevalent on Long Island and its rate is 18 percent higher here than across the rest of the country, according to PinkTie.org.
“Founded on the premise that breast cancer is an all too familiar threat on Long Island, impacting about everyone in one way or another, PinkTie.org’s vision is to find creative ways to bring their vast real estate network together, in support of education and research for the for the fight against breast cancer,” says the group in a press release announcing the event. “In order to do this, PinkTie.org aligns their efforts with charities that make the most direct impact on Long Island, and acts as a vessel to raise funds and awareness for these said charities. Hence, the correlation between PinkTie.org and Breast Cancer Awareness Night at Ducks Stadium was a natural fit.”
Activities at the Ninth Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Night September 9th to help further this quest will include:
• Giveaway items for fans, such as commemorative T-shirts to the first 1,500 people attending the game and commemorative pamphlets to the first 5,000 attendees.
• Opportunities to stop by several tables on the main concourse featuring representatives from various Breast Cancer Awareness organizations around Long Island.
• A silent auction hosted by Steiner Sports, which will be raising additional much-needed funds for the participating charities, while also featuring “one-of-a-kind sports memorabilia” signed by favorite athletes.
• Additionally, Contour Mortgage will deduct $1,000 toward the closing costs of any mortgage as a “Thank You” for bringing awareness to breast cancer on Long Island. Attendees, their families, coworkers, friends—really anybody they know (!!)—are also able to use the pamphlets or tickets from this meaningful event to obtain this significant savings. (For more details on obtaining this discount on your mortgage, call Contour at 516-385-6751.)
This celebration of shared commitment and teamwork in battling this horrendous disease doesn’t end there, Long Islanders, not by a long shot.
The three-time Atlantic League Championship Long Island Ducks (who are aiming for a hat trick-three-peat this season (!!) will be wearing pink jerseys as they take on the Blue Crabs to further embody PinkTie.org’s mission—with those jerseys to be auctioned off later that night! Wow.
Finally, in a closing ceremony fitting for such a multi-organizational melding of the minds and hearts and objectives—to eradicate breast cancer from this world once and for all—an absolutely spectacular Fireworks Extravaganza will paint the sky in hues of endearingly inspiring pink.
This is a truly worthy collaboration of sports, charity and networking for an absolutely worthy cause. Bring everyone you know. And most importantly, spread the word.
The Ninth Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Night at Ducks Stadium takes place on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at Bethpage Ballpark in Central Islip: 3 Court House Dr., Central Islip. 631-940-3825. The game between the Long Island Ducks and Southern Maryland Blue Crabs begins at 6:35 p.m. For more information about the team, game, stadium, and directions to the ballpark, go to liducks.com.
For more information about how to get involved with Breast Cancer Awareness Night at Ducks Stadium, visit PinkTie.org or call 516-986-PINK (7465).