Posts Tagged ‘#PBCCderby’

First Home Run of the Season at York Revolution

Posted By on July 16th, 2012 at 1:08 pm | 691 comments.

Sovereign Bank Stadium’s 37.7 foot wall at the York Revolution didn’t stop our batters from hitting it out of the park at the Take a Swing Against Breast Cancer® home run derby on Thursday, July 12. A total of 12 teams and 20 volunteers helped make our second home run derby of the season a huge success; AND we found our first home run hitter, Brad McCullough of PeoplesBank Team 3, at the event. Congratulations to Brad for his home run and high score of 525 points!

Check out the breakdown of team scores at York Revolution:



Additional thanks to the staff and players of the York Revolution, and to our media partners who showed up at the stadium: the York Dispatch and FOX43 news. Be sure to tune in to FOX43 on Friday, July 20th at 10:00 pm to catch coverage of the home run derby. View all of the York Revolution photos here. Next up: Take a Swing Against Breast Cancer at the Reading Phillies. Follow the action LIVE on twitter (@PBCC) and look for the recap here on our blog!

5th Annual Home Run Derby a Hit at the Harrisburg Senators

Posted By on July 13th, 2012 at 9:12 am | 332 comments.

Harrisburg BattersOnce again, Harrisburg brought our largest Take a Swing Against Breast Cancer® home run derby with 26 teams, 1 single batter and over 35 energetic volunteers! On Tuesday, July 10th, we kicked off the 5th annual home run derby season at the Harrisburg Senators’ Metro Bank Stadium where people of all ages came out to enjoy this exciting day. Special thanks to the Harrisburg Senators staff and everyone who made this day such a success!

Take a look at our high scores and team photos from our first of eight across the state this year:


Thanks again for your support! Stay tuned to see if we get any home runs at our next location: York Revolution’s Sovereign Bank Stadium! View all of the Harrisburg photos here.

Will We See You at the Plate or in the Outfield?

Posted By on June 15th, 2012 at 8:59 am | 88 comments.

As the weather heats up so does anticipation for the PBCC’s 5th annual Take a Swing Against Breast Cancer® home run derby! This July we will be traveling to eight minor league ballparks across the state allowing local teams and individuals an opportunity to “take their swing” and raise awareness and funds to support the fight against breast cancer. As the number of participants continues to grow so has our need for volunteers at each location.

In 2011 we had over 220 volunteers sign up to help make the home run derby possible. This summer we are looking for outfield shaggers to round-up balls and once again make each event a success. Volunteers will have the opportunity to experience being on a minor league field, enjoy a day outside and spend a few hours being part of a great cause. All we ask is that you don’t mind being out in the sun and on your feet; being able to catch or throw a ball is not necessary!

We can use volunteers at all locations, but we are most in need of volunteers at Harrisburg, Erie, Washington, Williamsport and Altoona. Remember, this could be a fun family activity to do with the kids or a break from the daily grind if your employer offers a volunteer incentive program! For more information please visit our website or contact Kristen Snoke at

Gearing Up to Take a Swing Against Breast Cancer

Posted By on May 15th, 2012 at 10:30 am | 424 comments.

Excitement is building across the state in anticipation of the PBCC’s Take a Swing Against Breast Cancer® home run derby, taking place at eight minor league ballparks this July! New this year is an online fundraising component which allows teams and individuals an opportunity to raise awareness of their journey to the derby while raising funds to support the PBCC’s mission at the same time. Register today!

What do you get for stepping up to the plate? Each batter gets 15 swings for a chance to score big. Batters earn 100 points for home runs and fewer points for hits to the infield. Prizes are awarded to the team at each stadium that earns the highest number of points and to the individual batter who earns the most out of all individuals in the state. Everyone walks away a winner with a batter’s jersey, program, souvenir team photo, goody bag, and an overall great experience for a good cause!

We are shooting for a goal of raising $100,000 through the Home Run Derby this year and need YOUR help to get there. If you want to step up to the plate as a batter, register today. If you want to volunteer your time for a specific location, please complete the volunteer form. If your business is interested in sponsorship opportunities, check them out! See you out at the ballpark!

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.

Spring 2012 edition of FrontLine

Posted By on March 28th, 2012 at 11:56 am | 1132 comments.

By now, if you’re on our mailing list, you should have received the latest edition of FrontLine. The PBCC sends out this print newsletter every quarter to let you know what we’re up to across the state and how YOU can get involved!

Take a read through our online edition and share it with your friends!

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New Home Run Derby Website Offers More

Posted By on March 16th, 2012 at 9:00 am | 176 comments.

Baseball season is knocking and Mother Nature thinks it’s June. The PBCC’s 5th annual Take a Swing Against Breast Cancer home run derby will be touring the state this July. Registration is open and YOU can make a difference by registering online today! NEW THIS YEAR: Teams and individuals can fundraise their donations from friends, family and co-workers ONLINE! Check out the NEW! Start a team and ask your friends to join, create a special page on our website about why you are participating, solicit donations through Facebook, Twitter and email, and track your progress online.

We are also looking for a few good volunteers. If you and your co-workers, your children, or your neighbors would like to shag a few baseballs in the outfield, we can use your help! Volunteer registration is also available online.

Be sure to check out our July touring schedule and mark your calendars now! If you have any questions or need assistance through the registration process, call the batter’s box (ok, not really) but reach out to Kevin at or 800-377-8828 x109.

Home Run Derby Round-Up

Posted By on August 15th, 2011 at 8:52 am | 1083 comments.

It was a banner month for the PBCC this July, thanks to the statewide sponsors and the 151 teams and 16 single batters that took on the challenge to Take a Swing Against Breast Cancer in the 2011 Home Run Derby! The results have been tallied and we have quite the list of heavy hitters among our Top Ten Teams. And the winners are…

Top Ten Teams

1. PeoplesBank of York Team 3 – 2,360 points

2. The Hershey Brothers – 2,070 points

3. Neuman’s Crew (Rep. Brandon Neuman) – 2,025 points

4. Bald is Beautiful – Harrisburg – 1,925 points

5. TESCO & the Fette Family Team 2 – 1,905 points

6. Rep. Karen Boback Team 2 – 1,835 points

7. Sen. Mike Brubaker Team 1 – 1,795 points

8. Rep. Sue Helm’s Hitters for a Cure – 1,765 points

9. Rep. Karen Boback Team 1 – 1,700 points

10. Icing on the Lake Team 2 – 1,675 points


Top 5 Single Batters

1. John Furlong (Reading) – 550 points

2. Chuck Asman (Lehigh Valley) – 475 points

3. Jeff Lengle (Reading) – 410 points

4. James Wolfe (Scranton/Wilkes-Barre) – 400 points

5. Tyler Smith (State College) – 375 points


New this year is the ‘Rookie of the Year’ designation. This designation goes out to our youngest single batter whose turn at the plate brought tears to many eyes and pride to many hearts at Clipper Magazine Stadium in Lancaster. The honor of 2011 Rookie of the Year goes to 7-year-old Andrew Hackart, who stepped up to the plate in honor of his Grammie who is a breast cancer survivor.


For complete results from each stadium be sure to read each of the 11 stadium recaps on our blog. Be sure to visit our home run derby  Hall of Fame  to see a complete list of all the 2011 home run hitters!