Louisville Slugger bat factory again making pink bats for cancer awareness

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The Louisville Slugger bat factory in downtown Louisville is once again taking a swing for breast cancer. 

It's showing off its pink bats that Major League Players will use on Mother's Day. A total of 300 pink bats are being made for players like the Red's Joey Votto.

"It's really cool that major league players are willing to step up to the plate with a pink bat and draw a lot of attention to the cause for breast cancer and make a lot of money," said Rick Redman with Louisville Slugger Museum. 

Players will sign the bats after the Mother's Day games. After that, the bats will be authenticated and auctioned online at mlb.com

The money raised will got to MLB Breast Cancer Charities. Louisville Slugger will also be selling customized pink bats online at sluggercustombats.com. The customized bats sell for $59.95, with $10 from each sale going to MLB Charities for breast cancer awareness and research.

Since 2006 Louisville Slugger has donated more than 3,000 custom hot-pink bats, valued at approximately $300,000, for MLB players to swing in Mother’s Day games. 

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