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MLB Launches the 2016 Honorary Bat Girl Contest

Major League Baseball has launched the 2016 Honorary Bat Girl Contest, which will identify one fan per MLB Club who has been affected by breast cancer and has demonstrated a commitment to battling the disease.

Men and women, ages 18 and older, can share stories about themselves or loved ones who are “Going to Bat Against Breast Cancer” by visiting HonoraryBatGirl.com, powered by MLB Advanced Media, for a chance to be recognized on-field by their favorite team on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8th.  For Clubs that are away on Mother’s Day, another home game will be selected to recognize their Honorary Bat Girl.

Fans also are invited to visit the site to vote for these inspirational stories, which are designed to provide hope and motivation for the fight against breast cancer. Entries can be submitted by breast cancer survivors, friends and family, advocates and/or supporters of the cause through April 14 at 4:59 p.m. ET.

Health & wellness expert and star of Just Jillian on E! Network, Jillian Michaels, as well as Scott Kazmir of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Jered Weaver of the Los Angeles Angels, Kevin Gausman of the Baltimore Orioles, Jeremy Jeffress of the Milwaukee Brewers, Sam Ryan & Chris Rose of MLB Network and Lindsay Berra & Alyson Footer of MLB.com will serve as guest judges for the contest.

Michaels is an ambassador for Stand Up To Cancer.  Both Kazmir’s and Weaver’s mothers are breast cancer survivors. Gausman lost both his grandmothers to breast cancer. Jeffress lost both his aunt and uncle to cancer.  Ryan’s mother is a breast cancer survivor, and Rose has several close friends who have been affected by the disease.  Each judge will review a portion of the submissions and their opinions will be considered in the selection process.  Additional Major Leaguers may also join the panel and will be announced at a later date.

A panel of judges, including the guest judging panel, will help select the winning submissions based on the following criteria: originality, quality of writing, demonstration of commitment to breast cancer awareness and public appeal (as determined by online fan votes).

Honorary Bat Girl Contest

During MLB’s annual recognition of Mother’s Day, one Honorary Bat Girl per home Club will take part in pre-game activities, including being recognized during an on-field ceremony, and also receive pink MLB merchandise along with two tickets to the game.

The Honorary Bat Girl program was introduced in 2009 to raise additional awareness and support for the annual “Going to Bat Against Breast Cancer” initiative, which is commemorated on Mother’s Day.  In seven years, thousands of unique testimonials have been submitted and millions of fan votes have been cast. Going to Bat Against Breast Cancer is a Major League Baseball initiative supported by its charitable partners, Stand Up To Cancer and Susan G. Komen.  The initiative raises awareness about breast cancer, while also raising funds to support breast cancer research.

On every Mother’s Day since 2006, hundreds of MLB players use pink bats by Louisville Slugger, the Official Bat of Major League Baseball, stamped with the MLB breast cancer awareness logo. To further demonstrate their support for the breast cancer cause, players and on-field personnel have worn the symbolic pink ribbon on their uniforms as well as pink wrist bands. Commemorative dugout lineup cards also have been pink and stamped with the pink ribbon logo. Game-used Louisville Slugger pink bats and other game-used gear from Mother’s Day games have been auctioned exclusively on MLB.com to raise funds for the fight against breast cancer.

For more information, please visit HonoraryBatGirl.com.

Happy Mother’s Day: Lots of Pink at the Park Today!

Mother’s Day is always a special day at the ballpark; there are a lot of festivities going on to celebrate the special women in our lives.

First, we’ve got a few special Mother’s Day e-cards that you can share:

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All those who came out to celebrate with us today got a special All-Fan Giveaway, a BobbleHank donning a pink bandana:

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We’re also celebrating  with plenty of pink, as part of the “Going to Bat Against Breast Cancer” program, which was started by Major League Baseball in 2006.

Some of the players will use pink bats made by Louisville Slugger, the Official Bat of Major League Baseball, stamped with the MLB breast cancer awareness logo. Game-used Louisville Slugger pink bats from Mother’s Day games that have been authenticated by MLB will be auctioned exclusively on MLB.com to benefit the fight against breast cancer.

Bernie Brewer Pink Bat

Today, we’re also using pink-stitched Rawlings baseballs. the pink ribbon is appearing on the bases at each ballpark, the official dugout lineup cards are pink and the players are wearing pink wristbands, plus a variety of other pink accessories.

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There are also a lot of pink shoes being worn today, like these:

Khris Davis gives us a sneak peek at his pink cleats for tomorrow. #MothersDay #KhrisDavis

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Pitchers in Pink.

Pitchers in Pink.

Pink ribbon decals for breast cancer awareness are also being worn by all on-field personnel.

Many of the players took to social media to wish their moms a Happy Mother’s Day:

and I had also collected a few photos of some of the guys and their moms to share on our social media platforms:

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In addition, we welcomed 2015 Honorary Bat Girl Winner, Johanna Kretschmer.

The Honorary Bat Girl program celebrates those who have been affected by breast cancer and who have gone above and beyond to demonstrate a commitment to fight this disease. Johanna is a two-time survivor of the disease and we were happy to have her out here today to throw out the first pitch.

Honorary Bat Girl 2015

To learn more about Major League Baseball’s commitment to the cause visit MLBCommunity.org.

I also want to wish my own mom a very Happy Mother’s Day. I love you mom, I wouldn’t be where I am today without your love and support!

Happy Mother’s Day to my mom and all the moms out there–Go BREWERS!

-Cait

@CMoyer

 

Johanna Kretschmer from Burlington Named Brewers Honorary Bat Girl Will Be Honored at Miller Park on Mother’s Day

Major League Baseball has announced the winners of the 2015 Honorary Bat Girl contest, which recognizes baseball fans who have been affected by breast cancer and demonstrate a commitment to eradicating the disease.  The Honorary Bat Girl for the Milwaukee Brewers is Johanna Kretschmer from Burlington.  Kretschmer will be honored when the Brewers host the Chicago Cubs, on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 10 in Milwaukee.

The Honorary Bat Girl program was introduced in 2009 to raise additional awareness and support for the annual “Going to Bat Against Breast Cancer” initiative celebrated on Mother’s Day. In seven years, thousands of unique testimonials have been submitted and more than 2 million fan votes have been cast. Going to Bat Against Breast Cancer is a Major League Baseball initiative supported by MLB charitable partners, Stand Up To Cancer and Susan G. Komen. This initiative raises awareness about the breast cancer cause, while also raising funds to support breast cancer research.

On Mother’s Day, players and on-field personnel will wear the symbolic pink ribbon on their uniforms along with pink wrist bands. Commemorative base jewels and dugout lineup cards also will be pink. Games will feature a pink-stitched Rawlings baseball, the official ball of MLB, as the official game ball. Many MLB players also will use pink bats, and pink Louisville Slugger bats, the Official Bat of Major League Baseball, will be stamped with the MLB breast cancer awareness logo. Many authenticated, game-used Louisville Slugger pink bats from Mother’s Day games will be auctioned exclusively on MLB.com to benefit the fight against breast cancer.

Mother’s Day Wishes & Plenty of Pink from the Crew!

Happy Mother’s Day to all of the moms out there!

Before I tell you everything that is going on to commemorate this special holiday at the park today, I want to wish my own mom, who is celebrating at the game today, a very Happy Mother’s Day. I love you mom, I wouldn’t be where I am today without your love and support!

A few of the players have special Mother’s Day wishes, too:

And, today at Miller Park, we’re celebrating with plenty of pink, as part of the “Going to Bat Against Breast Cancer” program, which was started by Commissioner Selig and Major League Baseball in 2006.

Carlos Gomez even dyed his goatee pink in honor of Mother's Day!

Carlos Gomez even dyed his goatee pink in honor of Mother’s Day!

Some of the players will use pink bats made by Louisville Slugger, the Official Bat of Major League Baseball, stamped with the MLB breast cancer awareness logo. Game-used Louisville Slugger pink bats from Mother’s Day games that have been authenticated by MLB will be auctioned exclusively on MLB.com to benefit the fight against breast cancer.

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Today, we’re also using a pink-stitched Rawlings baseballs. the pink ribbon is appearing on the bases at each ballpark, the official dugout lineup cards are pink and the players are wearing pink wristbands, plus a variety of other pink accessories.

Pink ribbon decals for breast cancer awareness are being worn by all on-field personnel.

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The “Going to Bat Against Breast Cancer” program was expanded with the Honorary Bat Girl program in 2009.

The Honorary Bat Girl program celebrates those who have been affected by breast cancer and who have gone above and beyond to demonstrate a commitment to fight this disease.

A Guest Judging Panel that included MLB players Evan Longoria, Freddie Freeman and Pablo Sandoval with MLB Network’s Sam Ryan and country music superstar Jason Aldean, who are all committed to the cause, helped to select an Honorary Bat Girl for each of the 30 MLB Clubs.

Today we hosted a special Mother’s Day program including recognition of our 2014 Honorary Bat Girl Winner, Lisa Zelazoski, who was here with her husband Nate and daughters Abby, Erin and Ava (not pictured).

Lisa Zelazoski

To learn more about Major League Baseball’s commitment to the cause visit MLBCommunity.org.

Happy Mother’s Day–Go BREWERS!

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

 

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