This seems to be the day for poignant stories: Clinton LumberKings (Low Class A: Midwest League) players and coaches will shave their heads this Friday to support St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a volunteer-driven charity dedicated to raising funds for research for childhood cancer.
Players Tyler Pike, Brock Hebert and Steven Ewing along with Hitting Coach Mike Kinkade, Performance Specialist Ryan White and Clubhouse Manager Chipper Cripps are hoping to raise at least $2,500 this week by game time this Friday. The fundraiser is in anticipation of National Childhood Cancer Awareness month in September which follows the team’s last game of the 2013 season. If the LumberKings meet the $2,500 fundraising goal the manager and players will be sporting freshly bald heads for a great cause during Friday’s game.
“This is the third time the LumberKings have participated in a St. Baldrick’s event,” said Ted Tornow, general manager for the LumberKings. “Cancer is something that affects the lives of thousands of children each year. As a team, we want to show solidarity and support of those youth fighting cancer and raise awareness in our community for such an important cause.”
To support the team’s St. Baldrick’s fundraising endeavor this week, donations can be made directly on their St. Baldrick’s event page at http://www.stbaldricks.org/events/LumberKings.
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