Posts Tagged ‘Bethlehem’

Home Run Derby Website a Fundraising Hit!

Posted By on April 13th, 2012 at 9:00 am | 7327 comments.

With baseball season hitting its stride, preparations for the Take a Swing Against Breast Cancer home run derby are in full swing. The Bethlehem Bombers – a team of young men stepping up to the plate when the derby rolls in to Reading on July 17 – have been using the PBCC’s new Donate to a Team feature to raise money through a personalized website. After exceeding their initial goal of raising $500 for the derby, these guys upped the ante and are now working toward a $2,000 goal! Register now and make a page for your team – or yourself!

Team and individual batter sign ups are open, so register today! Your registration will get you signed up for a day of fun at a ballpark of your choice. Your registration fee covers a batter’s jersey, program, souvenir team photo, gift bag and an experience you won’t soon forget to make a difference in the fight against breast cancer.

There are also many great sponsorship opportunities available to meet any budget. If you want to find out more on how your business can be involved as a sponsor, check out these available opportunities.

The PBCC is also in need of volunteers to help out each day of the derby. If you want to help, please complete the online form.

Highest Score in 2011 at the Washington Wild Things

Posted By on July 11th, 2011 at 12:38 pm | 107 comments.

Winning Team: Neuman's CrewNow yes, this was only the third Take a Swing Against Breast Cancer home run derby in 2011. But our winning team broke the 2,000 point mark! There is no other way to say it…WOW! Take a look at our scoreboard from CONSOL Energy Park.

Single Batters out at the Washington Wild Things:

U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy Stopped By CONSOL Energy ParkWe also had two home runs at CONSOL Energy Park! Joe Oliphant from Neuman’s Crew and Bill Klenoshek from Enterprise Car Rental Team 2 both tipped it over the outfield fence. Congratulations!

Special thanks to U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy and PA Rep. Brandon Neuman for stepping up to the plate at the Washington Wild Things!

Thank you to the teams, volunteers, and the Washington Wild Things staff for making Saturday’s visit a success! Check out the article about our winning team, Neuman’s Crew, over on the Canon-McMillan Patch website. And browse through the photos from Saturday’s event.



Erie SeaWolves Step Up to the Plate

Posted By on July 11th, 2011 at 10:27 am | 0 comments.

Charlie L. from the City of Erie TeamOn Friday, July 8th, the PBCC crew and the pink van traveled to the home of the Erie SeaWolves, Jerry Uht Park. Nestled in downtown Erie, the breeze from Lake Erie was present to cool off the staff, volunteers, and most importantly, the batters for the Home Run Derby. To top of the perfect weather, the staff at the Erie SeaWolves continues to shine. They were always willing to help and made the event a smashing one!

Check out our scoreboard for the day:

Home Run Hitter: Jeff JonesWe also were lucky to have two home runs at Jerry Uht! Brian King from TESCO & the Fette Family Team 1 and Jeff Jones from Icing on the Lake Team 1 both knocked the ball over the back fence! Congratulations!

Thank you to WICU and WJET for stopping by to highlight the event. Also a big thanks to all of our volunteers! We would not be able to have our events without you! Take a look at all of the photos from our day at Jerry Uht Park!

Lehigh Valley Kicks Off #PBCCderby Tour

Posted By on July 7th, 2011 at 2:17 pm | 0 comments.

Winning Team: Landrum LumberjacksThe first Home Run Derby event of 2011 was a huge success on Wednesday, July 6th! Coca-Cola Park was the perfect setting for batters, volunteers, and spectators to show their support for the kick off event. Teams celebrated the chance to be on the same field that the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs use for every home game. Check out how our 2011 Lehigh Valley Home Run Derby teams did!

We also had a great showing of Single Batter support in the LV.

  • Chuck Asman Second Set – 475 points
  • Chuck Asman First Set – 350 points
  • Matt Strouse – 285 points

Brandon Weiss from Wells Fargo BattingCongratulations to the Landrum Lumberjacks on their win at the LV! Brett Landrum from the Landrum Lumberjacks hit our FIRST home run of the 2011 #PBCCderby season!

The PBCC would like to thank all of our wonderful volunteers and the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs for setting the bar high! WFMZ Channel 69 as well as Blue Ridge Cable 13 stopped by to check out all of the action. As soon as we have the footage, we will be sure to publish it.

The pink van and the PBCC staff are on the way to Erie now! Get set for the live coverage Friday, July 8th at