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Sluggers and Survivors Make Lancaster Home Run Derby a Hit!

Posted By on June 22nd, 2015 at 3:46 pm | 0 comments.

On Saturday, June 20, Clipper Magazine Stadium hosted the PA Breast Cancer Coalition and the Lancaster Take a Swing Against Breast Cancer Home Run Derby.  We welcomed brand new batters including survivor Rita Ann Gilson and her team, Rags Gang, who made the drive from Philadelphia to participate, along with returning batters Brandon and Heather Miller, Susquehanna Bank, and Ameriprise, among others.  2015 Derby presenting sponsor, Team Emerald Asset Management, racked up points while returning all-stars the Furlong Boys brought the competition to a whole new level. Let’s not forget to send a shout out to fan favorite Cylo for stopping by!

furlong boys top fundraisersIt was a fun day for all, including PBCC Board Member and South Central Vice President Alice Sanders who spoke on the field at the Saturday night Barnstormers game and all derby batters who cheered the home team on to victory against the York Revolution that night!
Our highest fundraisers in Lancaster were the Furlong Boys, raising $520 for our mission! The top scores were:

Mark Furlong, 27.5 point average, 275 points total
Scott Miller, 27.5 point average, 275 points total
John Furlong, 26.6 point average, 400 points total
Richard Hart, 25 point average, 375 points total
Jeb Besecker, 25 point average, 375 points total
Brandon Miller, 25 point average, 375 points total
Mark Furlong, 25 point average, 250 points total

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2015 Take a Swing Against Breast Cancer Home Run Derby! Your efforts make a difference!

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2015 Harrisburg Home Run Derby Raises Thousands for Breast Cancer Survivors

Posted By on June 15th, 2015 at 1:30 pm | 0 comments.

On Tuesday, June 9, the PA Breast Cancer Coalition held the 8th annual Take a Swing Against Breast Cancer Home Run Derby event at Metro Bank Park in Harrisburg, PA.  It was a beautiful day for hitting home runs, and many of our batters did just that! With the help of all the batters, volunteers and sponsors, thousands of dollars were raised to support b18805167736_8c5f74b6cb_zreast cancer survivors, their caregivers and families throughout the state.

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!

The fight against breast cancer was in full force with Team Hakuna MaTaTa raising over $4,000 and rising, earning the title of Top Fundraiser!
We had some heavy hitters batting in the derby, with the highest scores coming from Team Teats, Bombs with Burt, Highmark, and Susquehanna River Basin Commission.  The top scores were:
Tomas Ogando, 55 point average, 550 points total
Jody Roof, 50.6 point average, 760 points total
Tim Smith, 33.3 point average, 500 points total
Matt Coder, 32.5 point average, 325 points total
Brian Zellers, 32 point average, 480 points total

To check out photos from the day, click here.

There is still time to join the fun and make a difference! The last derby of the year will be held at Clipper Magazine Stadium in Lancaster on Saturday, June 20. We hope to see you there to take some swings in an effort to find a cure for breast cancer now… so our daughters won’t have to. Click here to register!

Baseball is BACK: Take a Swing Against Breast Cancer with the PBCC this June!

Posted By on April 15th, 2015 at 8:34 am | 615 comments.

Derby for April PLSwing batter, batter swing… for the fences! We hope you will join us this June at the PBCC’s Take a Swing Against Breast Cancer home run derby in Harrisburg and Lancaster.  Bring your family, friends and biggest fans to the stadium and help us find a cure for breast cancer now… so our daughters won’t have to.  Have what it takes?  Want to bat or volunteer?

At a home run derby, individual batters or teams of batters take swings in a professional ballpark of their choice.  We have 2 registration levels this year:
$30 – Silver Slugger
– each Silver Slugger receives 10 swings and an official 2015 derby swag bag

$125 – All Star
– each All Star batter receives 15 swings, an official 2015 derby swag bag and jersey

Each swing is scored based on where the ball lands on the field (or 100 points if it’s outta here!). Prizes go to batters with the highest average and to our highest fundraisers at each stadium.  We’re also looking for volunteers!

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Better hit the batting cages.  We want to see YOU at the plate this June as we Take a Swing Against Breast Cancer!

Erie Batters, Volunteers, Donors Raise Funds, Awareness During Derby Season

Posted By on August 28th, 2014 at 3:14 pm | 1730 comments.

Tesco-tools-sillyThe 7th annual Take A Swing Against Breast Cancer Home Run Derby wrapped up its summer season in Erie at Jerry Uht Park on Saturday, August 23rd. Batters of all ages stepped up to the plate this year to make a difference in the lives of women and families affected by breast cancer.

Top batters included: Brandon Crum and Tyler Fisher, both scoring 425 points; Jacob Spiker with a score of 400 points; David Gnacinski scored 375 points; and rounding out our top batters with a score of 350 points were Nick Cipalla, Brian King, and Geoff Devore.

The List Family Warriors showed up big for breast cancer survivors, earning our Top Fundraiser title raising over $750 for the PBCC!List-Family-Warriors

Thank you to all our sponsors and all the batters who came out to take a swing against breast cancer with the PBCC. We look forward to seeing you next year!

Click here for photos from the 2014 Erie Derby.

Lancaster Take a Swing Against Breast Cancer Home Run Derby was a Hit!

Posted By on July 1st, 2014 at 4:10 pm | 771 comments.

DSC09177A little rain couldn’t stop PBCC supporters from making the trip to Clipper Magazine Stadium in Lancaster on Saturday, June 21st!  An overwhelming number of batters, volunteers, and fans came out to the 2nd Take a Swing Against Breast Cancer Home Run Derby of the season!

Our Statewide All-star sponsor was in full force at this derby!  Emerald Asset Management, Inc. donated the stadium rental, hosted a silent auction, provided concession vouchers, and brought many to swing for the fences in an effort to find a cure for breast cancer now… so our daughters won’t have to.”  A big thank you to Emerald Asset Management, Inc.!

A batter from the team Donegal 16U Baseball, Jarod Kashner, earned one of five custom Take a Swing Against Breast Cancer winner bats with a score of 350 points!  Three others won custom bats with scores of 350 points – Greg Gunter, Matt Odenthal, and John Furlong who hit two home runs!  Nathan Nickel also took home a bat with a score of 335 points!

Wright BrothersThe title of Top Fundraiser was earned by the Wright Brothers.  They impressed by fundraising over $1,900!

There’s still time to get involved this derby season!  Grab your friends and family and come out to our last Take a Swing Against Breast Cancer Home Run Derby of the season at Jerry Uht Park in Erie on August 23rd!  Come hit one out of the park to help us in our effort to represent and support breast cancer survivors across Pennsylvania.

 

Homers, High Fives & Heart: Harrisburg Kicks Off 2014 Home Run Derby Season

Posted By on June 16th, 2014 at 8:48 am | 200 comments.

Pat-June-Derby-pres-corner-picHundreds of batters and volunteers packed Metro Bank Park this part Tuesday to Take a Swing Against Breast Cancer® with the PA Breast Cancer Coalition.  Home runs were recorded and thousands of dollars were raised to strengthen our support network for breast cancer survivors, their families and caregivers across the state.  Not to mention, we had a blast!

With the help of our volunteers, batters and sponsors, the PBCC is able to provide women with the resources and comfort they need at a most difficult time in their lives.  There’s still time to join us and make a difference!  Our next stop is Lancaster at the home of Barnstormers baseball on Saturday, June 21.  Derby season wraps up Saturday, August 23 at Jerry Uht Park in Erie.  Knock one out of the park with us as we Take a Swing Against Breast Cancer this summer.

For scores from the Harrisburg home run derby, click here.

To check out our photos from the Harrisburg Home Run Derby, click here.

IN THE NEWS: Watch video clips from our first derby of the year

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No Shortage of Homers at Harrisburg’s Take a Swing Against Breast Cancer Home Run Derby

Posted By on June 12th, 2014 at 9:16 am | 581 comments.
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Team Hakuna MaTaTa raised more than $3,600 for the PBCC!

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!

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Jody Roof shows off his 4 home run balls with his two biggest fans

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!

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Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse and Derby Emcee Bob Hauer get ready to take a swing against breast cancer with PBCC President Pat Halpin-Murphy

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/

Swing Batter Swing: Beat Breast Cancer at 3 Ballparks with the PBCC!

Posted By on May 15th, 2014 at 10:16 am | 559 comments.
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#ibatfor all breast cancer survivors in Pennsylvania. You are not alone in his fight! – Pat Halpin-Murphy, PBCC Pres. and Founder

Tis’ the Season to Take a Swing Against Breast Cancer! The PA Breast Cancer Coalition’s Home Run Derby events kick-off this June, raising funds to support survivors across the state. The PBCC will visit Harrisburg, Lancaster and Erie. Registration is $25 for 10 swings and a free derby t-shirt.

So, who do YOU bat for? Maybe it’s your mother, your wife, your sister, your aunt, your daughter or all breast cancer survivors facing this battle.

We want to know! Follow @PBCC on Twitter and use the hashtag #ibatfor. Upload a short video of yourself or a tweet explaining why you choose to step up to the plate with us. We’ll select a winning post to receive a prize pack at the stadium of your choice!

WATCH: All-star batters share why they step up to the plate

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