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Blue Sox to host ‘Pink the Park’ night

Posted 7/12/22

The American Cancer Society is teaming up with Hannaford Supermarkets and the Utica Blue Sox baseball club to raise funds and show support for local breast cancer survivors during a ‘Pink the …

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Blue Sox to host ‘Pink the Park’ night

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UTICA — The American Cancer Society is teaming up with Hannaford Supermarkets and the Utica Blue Sox baseball club to raise funds and show support for local breast cancer survivors during a ‘Pink the Park’ game on Saturday, July 23, at 6:45 p.m. at Murnane Field, 1700 Sunset Ave., against the Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs.

The Utica Blue Sox players will wear pink-themed uniforms, which are sponsored by Hannaford Supermarkets and the jerseys will be auctioned off during the game.

Fans can bid on their favorite players’ jersey before the game by visiting the Utica Blue Sox website at www.uticabluesox.net or at the ballpark the night of the game.

Bidding begins at $75 per jersey. The winning bidder will receive the jersey and a photo with the player after the game.

Fans are encouraged to wear pink to the game, as well.

“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, senior 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. We’re hoping to see a lot of pink that night and a Blue Sox victory,” he added

Local cancer survivors can get free tickets to the game by emailing the American Cancer Society at Robert.Elinskas@cancer.org. Special recognition will also be made to cancer survivors before the game.

Proceeds from the event 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.

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