UTICA — The American Cancer Society teamed up with Hannaford Supermarkets and the Utica Blue Sox baseball club to raise funds and show support for local breast cancer survivors during their ‘Pink the Park’ game on Saturday, July 24, as the ballclub played Auburn at Murnane Field.
The Utica Blue Sox players wore special pink-themed uniforms, which are sponsored by Hannaford Supermarkets. Those jerseys were auctioned off during the game. Fans were encouraged to wear pink to the game, as well. Local cancer survivors were admitted to the game for free. Special recognition was also made to cancer survivors before the game.
Dollars raised help the American Cancer Society fund innovative breast cancer research; provide education and guidance to help people reduce their risk; and offer comprehensive patient support to those who need it most.
“We are incredibly proud to partner with the Utica Blue Sox and have the support of our local Hannaford Supermarkets for this special night of awareness and fundraising,” said Robert Elinskas, Sr Community Development Manager for the American Cancer Society. “This event has grown to become a community favorite and we’re excited to be able to hold it this year.”