Louisville Slugger cranking out pink bats for MLB players to use on Mother's Day to raise breast cancer awareness
For the 13th year, the factory is crafting customized pink bats for MLB players to use on Mother's Day that will then be auctioned off with some of the proceeds earmarked for charities conducting research to fight breast cancer.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Slugger is getting ready for Mother's Day a couple weeks in advance.
For the 13th year, the factory is cranking out pink bats for Major League players to use on Mother's Day.
Some of the MLB players who will use the custom pink bats include: Didi Gregorius of the New York Yankees; Cody Bellinger of the L.A. Dodgers; Jay Bruce of the New York Mets; Hanley Ramírez of the Boston Red Sox; Adam Jones of the Baltimore Orioles; and Ryan Zimmerman of the Washington Nationals, among others.
The bats will then be authenticated and autographed before they're auctioned off. A portion of the proceeds from each auctioned bat is sent to charities to help fight breast cancer.
All 30 MLB teams will also have an honorary Bat Girl who is a breast cancer survivor.
"The goal, really, is to bring awareness to breast cancer and to help save lives," said Louisville Slugger spokesman Rick Redman. "When you look at the statistics, it's really alarming. One in eight women will be diagnosed with evasive breast cancer sometime in their lives."
Pink bats are available for purchase by the public, with $10 from each sale going to MLB Charities for breast cancer awareness and research.
Mother's Day is May 13.
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