The Play4TheCure team is excited to take our fundraising activities on the road this Spring and Summer as we visit minor league baseball teams around Maryland and Virginia! Our partnership with Minor League Baseball (MiLB) was initiated by one of our motivated youth ambassadors, Ally Minker. Minker partnered with Carolina League teams in 2016 as a way to honor her late-grandfather who was an avid MiLB supporter.
Since Ally’s fundraising efforts the partnership has expanded to include local Maryland and Virginia Minor League Baseball teams. This Summer we’ll be at four different games raising money for cancer research and awareness for our sport fundraising program, Play4TheCure. Members from the Play4TheCure and NFCR team will be at all the games, to meet and greet with anyone interested in learning more about our initiatives.
Check out the dates of our Play4TheCure Summer Series 2018 below and join us if you can!
- May 18th, ALLCAPS Night with the Frederick Keys in Frederick, MD. The Players of this Single A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles will wear special Washington Capitals (NHL) themed jerseys. The game-worn jerseys will be auctioned off during the game and all proceeds will benefit Play4TheCure and the National Foundation for Cancer Research. The Frederick Keys will take on the Myrtle Beach Pelicans at 7pm in Nymeo Field. Show your support for the Keys & cancer research here!
- June 2nd, Knock Cancer Out of the Park with the Bowie Baysox in Bowie, MD. Several cancer-affiliated nonprofits will be in attendance for Knock Cancer Out of the Park Night with the Double-A affiliates of the Baltimore Orioles. The Bowie Baysox will take on the Trenton Thunder at Prince George’s Stadium at 6:35pm. NFCR has 20 tickets for cancer survivors, if you would like to join us please send us an email at Play4TheCure@nfcr.org. Show your support for the Baysox & cancer research here!
- June 15th, Jurassic Park 25th Anniversary with the Potomac Nationals in Woodbridge, VA. This Single A affiliate of the Washington Nationals will pay tribute to a classic childhood movie, Jurassic Park, ahead of the franchise’s newest release, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, on June 22, 2018. The Potomac Nationals will auction off the game-worn jerseys and all proceeds will benefit Play4TheCure. The Potomac Nationals will take on the Buies Creek Astros at 7:05pm in Pfitzner Stadium. Show your support for the PNats and cancer research here!
- July 13th, Nonprofit of the Night with Bethesda Big Train (Summer Collegiate League) in Cabin John, MD. With the goal in mind to build community through baseball, the Bethesda Big Train invite a different local charity out to the game each night to connect with residents. Join us as the Bethesda Big Train take on the Silver Spring-Takoma Thunderbolts at 7pm at Povich Field. A team of volunteers from Target in Bethesda will be there to provide face paintings for interested fans before the game. Show your support for the Big Train & cancer research here!
If you are interested in joining us at any of the games listed above, either as a volunteer, fan, or to get your team involved with a Play4TheCure fundraiser, please reach out to Julia at Jfelts@nfcr.org.
Play4TheCure inspires young athletes and their teams to leverage their passion for sports to “Play4” loved ones affected by cancer and encourages them to actively participate in raising funds for cancer research. Through Play4TheCure, 100% of donations directly support NFCR-funded scientists. Learn more here.