5/2 Pink out
If you’re coming to next Wednesday’s Cubs-Cardinals game at Wrigley Field, wear pink. It will be the first Cubs Charities “Pink Out,” presented by Advocate Health Care, to promote breast cancer awareness. Fans sitting in the Budweiser Bleachers will receive a Chicago Cubs Charities “Pink Out” hat, which will be handed out at the entrance gate by the wives of Cubs coaches and players.
Fans throughout the ballpark are encouraged to wear pink that day. The Cubs Store, located across Wrigley Field at the corner of Clark and Addison Streets, will display a “Pink Out” section with pink Cubs merchandise.
All fans in attendance that day are encouraged to participate in the Chicago Cubs Charities 50/50 Raffle as proceeds will benefit mammograms for under/uninsured women through Advocate Healthcare.
The Cubs and Advocate Health Care will honor breast cancer survivors by having them throw out the first pitch, sing the National Anthem, and the seventh inning stretch. The game will also feature Major League Baseball’s 2013 Honorary Bat Girl Contest winner, who was selected for submitting a story about “Going to Bat Against Breast Cancer.” In addition, Advocate will bring more than 50 survivors to enjoy the game in the stands.
Fans will notice other pink touches throughout the ballpark as well, such as a temporary pink ribbon on the outfield wall, pink hats worn by the grounds crew and more. Go to Cubs.com for more info.