The Charlotte Stone Crabs baseball team raised $2,400 for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation after auctioning off their game-worn, pink jerseys to promote breast cancer awareness during Friday’s game at Charlotte Sports Park.
The Stone Crabs partnered with Advanced Imaging of Port Charlotte to put on the “Pink in the Park” event in which Stone Crabs players traded their usual white home jerseys for pink versions in an effort to promote breast cancer awareness as they defeated the Fort Myers Miracle and claimed first place in the Florida State League South division. Every jersey from the team was sold during the in-game auction, including the highest individual jersey for $200 and a team-signed jersey for $375.
“Once again, our fans showed their tremendous support and made this a terrific night for the Susan G. Komen foundation,” said Joe Hart, general manager of the Stone Crabs. “We’re glad that we have the opportunity to do special things like ‘Pink in the Park’, and we really appreciate Advanced Imaging for helping us put on this great event.”
All proceeds from the auction benefit the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation which is the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists. For more information on the foundation, please visit ww5.komen.org.