Morton Plant Mease and Clearwater Threshers to Honor Breast Cancer Survivors at 10th Annual Pitch for Pink

CLEARWATER, Fla., (June 8, 2015) -- Join Morton Plant Mease and the Clearwater Threshers for the 10th annual Pitch for Pink event Friday, July 17 at Bright House Field, 601 N Old Coachman Road, Clearwater. 

The event includes the baseball game, a post-game concert, the pre-game honoring of breast cancer survivors and a silent auction. The 6:30 p.m. game features the Clearwater Threshers, Class A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies, taking on the Palm Beach Cardinals, Class A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals. 

Prior to the game at 6 p.m., the Threshers will invite breast cancer survivors to walk the bases. Players from both teams, along with fans, will cheer on the survivors to celebrate their courage and strength as they battle breast cancer.

Ten years ago when the Threshers considered a breast cancer awareness night, the team’s community relations manager Amanda Koch embraced the idea as a way to honor her own grandmother who lost her battle with breast cancer at age 64. Amanda’s passion teamed with Morton Plant Mease’s commitment to providing top quality breast health services in the community has made this event a win for the community, raising more than $220,000 to support breast cancer programs over the last decade.  

As part of the fund-raising effort, pink jerseys worn by the players and pink bats will be autographed and auctioned in a silent auction along with gift certificates and spa packages donated by local businesses and individuals. 

After the game, fans can stay for an Old-School concert featuring Infinite Skillz plus Treach and Kay Gee from Naughty by Nature.

Also that evening, Morton Plant Mease will offer cholesterol, blood sugar and blood pressure screenings on a first-come, first-served basis. 

The event schedule:
  • 5:30 p.m. – Gates open (first 1,000 women through the gates receive a commemorative Pitch for Pink purse)
  • 6 p.m. – Breast cancer survivors’ lap
  • 6:30 p.m. – Clearwater Threshers vs. Palm Beach Cardinals 
  • Post Game – Concert featuring Infinite Skillz plus Treach and Kay Gee from Naughty by Nature

Tickets for the Pitch for Pink event are $6, $8 and $10 each and can be purchased at: http://www.threshersbaseball.com or by calling (727) 467-4457.  Group packages are available.

Threshers players will help sell advanced tickets at the hospitals from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the dates below:
  • Morton Plant – Wednesday, July 1
  • Mease Dunedin – Tuesday, July 7
  • Mease Countryside – Thursday, July 9
  • Morton Plant – Wednesday, July 15

About Morton Plant Mease
Nationally recognized for health care excellence, Morton Plant Mease Health Care is dedicated to providing community owned health care services that set the standard for high-quality, compassionate care. Morton Plant Mease Health Care is comprised of the following hospitals – 
Morton Plant, Clearwater; Mease Dunedin, Dunedin; Mease Countryside, Safety Harbor and Morton Plant North Bay, New Port Richey. For more information about Morton Plant Mease, go to www.mortonplantmease.org


About BayCare Health System
BayCare is a leading not-for-profit health care system that connects individuals and families to a wide range of services at 13 hospitals and hundreds of other convenient locations throughout the Tampa Bay and central Florida regions. Inpatient and outpatient services include acute care, primary care, imaging, laboratory, behavioral health, home care, and wellness. Our mission is to improve the health of all we serve through community-owned, health care services that set the standard for high-quality, compassionate care.
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