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Major League Baseball Annual Honorary Bat Girl Contest
Contest Encourages Fans to Share “Going to Bat Against Breast Cancer” Stories for Chance to be Honored On-Field During Mother’s Day Celebrations
The annual Honorary Bat Girl Contest recognizes baseball fans who have been affected by breast cancer and demonstrate a commitment to eradicating the disease. Men and women ages 18 and older are encouraged to share their stories about themselves or loved ones who are “Going to Bat Against Breast Cancer” by visiting www.honorarybatgirl.com for a chance to be recognized on-field by their favorite baseball team on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 14. Major League Baseball will honor all affected fans on this day by decorating specific equipment and other items with the symbolic pink color.
Fans are invited to share inspirational stories that they or loved ones have or currently are experiencing that provide hope and motivation in the fight against breast cancer. Additionally, fans will share the reasons they want to represent their favorite team as its Honorary Bat Girl. Entries can be submitted by breast cancer survivors, advocates and/or supporters of the cause beginning today at www.honorarybatgirl.com, a website powered by MLB.com, and will be accepted until the submission period closes on April 22 at 12:01am ET.
During MLB’s annual Mother’s Day national day of recognition, one Honorary Bat Girl per MLB Club will take part in pre-game activities, be honored during an on-field ceremony and receive pink MLB merchandise with two tickets to the game. For Clubs that are away on Mother’s Day, another home game in May will be selected to recognize their Honorary Bat Girl.
A panel of judges including MLB players will help select the winning submissions based on originality, quality of writing, demonstration of commitment to breast cancer awareness and public appeal as determined by online fan votes.