The 7th annual Take a Swing Against Breast Cancer® Home Run Derby kicked off in Harrisburg at Metro Bank Park on June 10th with nearly 100 batters, countless volunteers, and a stadium full of supporters.
The fight against breast cancer was in full force with Team Hakuna MaTaTa raising $3,623, earning the title of Top Fundraiser!
Five talented batters were awarded for their high scores! Jody Roof impressed with four home runs and a total score of 625 points; Burt Stormes knocked one out of the park and earned a total of 425 points; Bret Wagner also hit one homer and earned a total of 375 points; Brian Zellers racked up 375 points with two home run balls; and John Furlong rounded out our top five hitters with 350 points!
Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse also showed his support for breast cancer survivors in Pennsylvania by taking a few hits and sporting a Take a Swing Against Breast Cancer jersey!
One down and two to go! The PBCC will be hosting two more Take a Swing Against Breast Cancer Home Run Derbies at Clipper Magazine Stadium in Lancaster on Saturday, June 21st and at Jerry Uht Park in Erie on Saturday, August 23rd. Grab your friends and family to join us as we swing for the fences in an effort to find a cure for breast cancer now… so our daughters won’t have to.”
Check out all of our derby day photos on the PBCC Flickr page: https://www.flickr.com/photos/pbcc/