UTICA, NY - The Utica Blue Sox hosted their 3rd annual ‘Pink the Park’ night at Murnane Field Saturday, hosting the Auburn Double Days.
The American Cancer Society teamed up with Hannaford and the Utica Blue Sox to raise funds and show support for local breast cancer survivors. Fans were encouraged to wear pink to the game, and the Blue Sox themselves wore special pink-themed uniforms.
The uniforms were auctioned off during the game to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Bidding for the jerseys started at $50. The winning bidders not only took home the special jersey but got a photo with the player after the game.
"It's a great way for the community to come together and show support,” said Bob Elinskas, Community Development Manager for the American Cancer Society.
“The Blue Sox are a summer tradition in Central New York and this is a wonderful way for them to give back and to rally the community for this important cause. The funds from anything related to Making Strides for Breast Cancer are dedicated to breast cancer research, support, education, and patient services."
It was quite a night at Murnane Field, not only was money raised for such an important cause, but the Blue Sox walked away with a 12-1 victory over Auburn.