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PA Lawmakers Sport Pink, Raise Awareness at Derby Events

Posted By on August 15th, 2013 at 8:18 am | 0 comments.

PA Lawmakers Derby for PLThe PBCC would like to send a big “Thank You” to PA Sen. Rob Teplitz and PA Rep. Brandon Neuman for promoting breast cancer awareness across the state at this year’s Take a Swing Against Breast Cancer Home Run Derby events. Your support and commitment to helping us find a cure for breast cancer is appreciated!

Rep. Neuman also racked up two homers and took home bragging rights at the home of the Erie SeaWolves!  Congratulations!

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

 

Summer Derby Series Finishes Strong

Posted By on August 2nd, 2013 at 10:08 am | 1 comment.

Jody RoofThe sixth annual Take a Swing Against Breast Cancer® home run derby series made its final stop of the summer in Erie on Tuesday. We couldn’t have done any of  it without our sponsors and 195 volunteers. The 57 teams and 13 individual batters gave us a lot to cheer about throughout the summer. The derby saw twenty-four balls knocked out of the park! John Furlong amassed the most amount of home runs with an incredible 5 out-of-the-park hits! Congrats to our overall champions, hailing from the York Home Run Derby, Bombs With Burt!

Here’s a look at the top ten teams statewide:

Bombs With Burt – 2,350232323232-fp53733-nu=3235-656-269-WSNRCG=36325334-3327nu0mrj

PeoplesBank 4 - 2,335

Mark & John Furlong – 2,175

PeoplesBank 3 - 1,875

Neuman’s Crew 2 – 1,810

PeoplesBank 2 – 1,725

Team Sporange – 1,590

Guns of Roses – 1,575

Tesco Tools 1 – 1,535232323232-fp53739-nu=3235-656-269-WSNRCG=3632533479327nu0mrj

Tesco Tools 2 – 1,525

RKL Team 2 – 1,525

Top Five Individuals Statewide:

John Furlong – 675

Blair Beer - 625

John Furlong – 535

Greg Gunter –  410

Jeff Ebersole – 375

We can’t thank everyone enough for your support! YOU helped raise awareness and funds all over the state of Pennsylvania. YOU are helping to find a cure now…so our daughters won’t have to!

Final 2013 Derby Closes With a Bang

Posted By on August 1st, 2013 at 9:46 am | 0 comments.

DSC07989The 6th annual Take A Swing Against Breast Cancer home run derby series saw its last action of the summer as teams took the field at Jerry Uht Park in Erie on Tuesday. In all, ten teams and two batters came out to support the PBCC. Neuman’s Crew, led by Representative Brandon Neuman and his two home runs, earned the top spot.

 

Here’s a look at the other participants:

Neuman’s Crew 2 – 1810

Tesco Tools 1 – 1535

Tesco Tools 2 – 1525

Neuman’s Crew 1 – 1325

GoErie.com - 1160

List Family Warriors – 1070

Marquette Savings Bank Team 2 – 960

Erie Times-News – 950

Marquette Savings Bank Team 1 – 765

Pretty In Pink – 550

Individual Batters:

Blair Beer - 625

Jeff Ebersole – 375

Congratulations to home run hitters Brandon Neuman (2), Joe Oliphant (2), and Blair Beer (1). Thank you to all volunteers and batters who helped make the sixth annual installment of the Home Run Derby series such a success! We truly couldn’t do it without you!

Clipper Magazine Stadium Turns Pink as Teams Take a Swing Against Breast Cancer

Posted By on July 23rd, 2013 at 8:43 am | 5 comments.

Guns of Roses without BoasThe latest installment of the Home Run Derby series saw a lot of action this past Saturday in Lancaster. Fourteen teams and four individual batters came out to Clipper Magazine Stadium to Take a Swing Against Breast Cancer®. In the end, Guns of Roses, a team of City police officers, beat out UTI to take home the pink bats. Guns of Roses was also the day’s highest fundraising team.

Here’s how other teams did:

Guns of Roses – 1,575

UTI Performance – 1,370

UTI Power – 1,305

Furlong Boys – 1,280

Susquehanna Bank 1 – 1,145

Susquehanna Bank 2 – 1,070

Wells Fargo 2 – 920

UPMC – 890

Ameriprise Financial – 835

PSU Hershey Medical Center 1 – 810

Dart Container 2 – 785

Dart Container 1 – 775

Wells Fargo 1 – 760

PSU Hershey Medical Center 2 – 260

Individual Batters:

Corey Deyo – 345

Josh Blantz – 345

Dan Virgil – 335

Kelly Krasley – 240

You can check out all of the pictures from the day here. Don’t forget to stay up-to-date on everything PBCC by following us on Twitter and Facebook. Thank you to all of the batters, volunteers, and stadium staff who made the event run so smoothly. We couldn’t do it without you!

The derby series wraps up in Erie on Tuesday, July 30th.

Shelton VolunteersUTI Teams

Team With Fitting Name Takes York Derby Title

Posted By on July 22nd, 2013 at 3:45 pm | 1 comment.

DSC07877Bombs with Burt certainly proved they were capable of brandishing such a team name. They were able to nail four homers on Friday, helping to push them to the top spot in the York derby. Kevin Tracey hit the first home run for his team. The other three came from Jody Roof. In total, Sovereign Bank Stadium saw eight home runs hit during the day!

Here are the full results from the day:

Bombs with Burt – 2,350

PeoplesBank 4 – 2,335

PeoplesBank 3 - 1,875

PeoplesBank 2 – 1,725

RKL Team 2 – 1,525

Johnson Controls – 1,460

PeoplesBank 1 – 1,450

Team Hard Body – 1,425

RKL Team 1 – 1,060

UPMC – 830

FOX43 – 805

Individual Batter:

John Furlong – 675 & 535

You can check out all of the pictures from the day here.Don’t forget to stay up-to-date on everything PBCC by following us on Twitter and Facebook. Thank you to all of the batters, volunteers and stadium staff who made the event run so smoothly. We couldn’t do it without you!

We hope to see you in Erie, at our last derby of the summer!

Fighting Breast Cancer at the Reading Fightin’ Phils

Posted By on July 2nd, 2013 at 8:49 am | 0 comments.

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We couldn’t have had more perfect weather on Friday, June 28th when the Take a Swing Against Breast Cancer® series made its second stop of the summer in Reading. FirstEnergy Stadium was full of energy as four teams and three individuals took the field with aspirations of going home with the highly sought-after pink bat. John Furlong was the derby’s highest-scoring individual batter. He amassed 850 points and 5 home runs. John and his uncle, Mark Furlong, took home first prize, with a score of 2,175! Greg Gunter also put a homer on the board, bringing the day’s total to 6.

Here’s a look at the standings:

Mark & John Furlong: 2,175

Wells Fargo: 1,035

Mogel, Speidel, Bobb & Kershner: 895

Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute: 835

Individual Batters:

Greg Gunter: 410

Brandon Miller: 325

Heather Miller: 135

You can check out all of the pictures from the day here. Don’t forget to stay up-to-date on everything PBCC by following us on Twitter and Facebook. Thank you to all of the batters, volunteers and stadium staff who made the event run so smoothly. We couldn’t do it without you!

We hope to see you at our other locations throughout the summer!

Going to Bat for Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Survivors

Posted By on June 17th, 2013 at 8:16 am | 5 comments.

PHMurphy3The PA Breast Cancer Coalition is fighting breast cancer at baseball professional stadiums across the state of PA this summer! The 6th Annual Take a Swing Against Breast Cancer Home Run Derby season kicks-off tomorrow at the home of the Harrisburg Senators. Our dedicated batters and volunteers will take the field in support of the thousands of women battling breast cancer in Pennsylvania.

The Take a Swing Against Breast Cancer Home Run Derby events are fun, exciting and empowering. To date, we have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to serve survivors and their families. All of the money raised stays right here in Pennsylvania. There’s still time to register as a batter, volunteer or sponsor for this fun and exciting event. We hope to see you swinging for the fences!

Don’t miss the Take a Swing Against Breast Cancer event near you:

Tuesday, June 18 – Harrisburg Senators, Metro Bank Park
Friday, June 28 – Reading Fightin Phils, FirstEnergy Stadium
Friday, July 19 – York Revolution, Sovereign Bank Stadium
Saturday, July 20 – Lancaster Barnstormers, Clipper Mag. Stadium
Tuesday, July 30 – Erie SeaWolves, Jerry Uht Park

To register a team, visit www.PAHomeRunDerby.org or call the PBCC at 800-377-8828.

Batter Up! Home Run Derby Season Around the Corner

Posted By on May 13th, 2013 at 9:04 am | 9 comments.

Batter upDo YOU have what it takes?  Join the fun and step up to the plate in this summer’s Take a Swing Against Breast Cancer Home Run Derby events.  The PBCC will visit 5 professional ballparks across the state during June and July, searching for the best team around.

What is a Home Run Derby?

The Home Run Derby consists of teams of four batters, or individual batters, competing to hit home runs in professional baseball parks. Each batter gets 15 swings. Batters are scored on a scale of 10 points for a fair ball hit in the infield to 100 points for a home run. Prizes are given to the team at each stadium with the highest point score, and to the statewide individual winner. In exchange for the per-team registration fee all event participants receive a batter’s jersey, program, souvenir team photo, goody bag and a great experience! To date, our dedicated teams have raised tens of thousands of dollars to support women and their families living with breast cancer in Pennsylvania.  Join our fight and sign up to bat, volunteer or sponsor today!

For more FAQs, click here.

 

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