UTICA, N.Y. - The Utica Blue Sox announced that despite the cancellation of their 2020 season due to coronavirus, the team will still hold a variation of the annual "Pink the Park" night to assist in the fight against breast cancer.
In the past, the Blue Sox have worn pink uniforms during a game that they've auctioned off for charity. This year, without a game to play, the team will make special pink Utica Blue Sox shirts to sell that will honor local breast cancer survivors.
Until June 30, members of the public can submit the name of a breast cancer survivor they would like to honor by making a $20 donation per name to the American Cancer Society. The names will be used to fill in a large pink ribbon on the back of the shirt.
Shirts will be pre-sold in July, and then will begin shipping in August. Proceeds will go towards breast cancer research, education and patient support through the American Cancer Society.
"Obviously, we are all disappointed that the current health crisis prevents us from fielding a team and playing games this year," said George Deak, Owner of the Utica Blue Sox. "However, being able to raise funds to fight this disease and honor local breast cancer survivors is something we look forward to every year and we're still able to do that through this special jersey promotion."
To make a donation and submit a survivor's name to honor, click here.