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

Posted By on August 28th, 2014 at 3:14 pm | 0 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 | 0 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 | 0 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 | 0 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 | 0 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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Baseball is Back: Register Now and Take a Swing Against Breast Cancer

Posted By on April 15th, 2014 at 8:33 am | 0 comments.

home-run-derby-pic-for-PLThe PBCC is heading back to three ballparks this Summer and you’re invited to join the fun!  Go to bat against breast cancer with us in Harrisburg, Lancaster and Erie.  We’re looking for batters and volunteers to fight for breast cancer survivors and their families.  Can we count you in?

Registration is now open for all three Take a Swing Against Breast Cancer home run derby events.  This year, we’ve introduced three fundraising levels for batters with an easy-to-use website for receiving donations. Sign up as an individual batter or create a team and invite your family and friends. We hope to see you at this summer!
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2013 Take a Swing Against Breast Cancer Home Run Derby Series Ends Strong in Erie

Posted By on August 15th, 2013 at 8:24 am | 0 comments.

C Wolf and Team for PLThe 6th Annual Take a Swing Against Breast Cancer Home Run Derby Season was one for the record books!  Batters, volunteers and faithful fans racked up thousands of points and raised thousands of dollars for survivors right here in Pennsylvania this summer.  Our teams crushed 24 home runs at 5 professional ballparks across the state.  The PBCC would like to thank our sponsors and participants for their continued support and enthusiasm in making the 2013 home run derby season a success!  For complete results and photos, click here or visit PAHomeRunDerby.org.

 

PBCC Northwest VP Swings for the Fences

Posted By on August 15th, 2013 at 8:24 am | 0 comments.

Lesley Ridge with Pretty in PinkThe PBCC’s own Northwest Vice President Lesley Ridge stepped up to the plate at the home of the Erie SeaWolves this summer. Her team, Pretty in Pink, raised nearly $3,000 for survivors at its first appearance in a Take a Swing Against Breast Cancer Home Run Derby event.

Thank you Lesley and Team Pretty in Pink!

For results from the 2013 Take a Swing Against Breast Cancer Home Run Derby events, click here.

You can also see picture from our most recent derby events on Flickr.