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SHEILA TAYLOR, 2014 TEXAS RANGERS HONORARY BAT GIRL, TO BE HONORED AT GLOBE LIFE PARK
FOR“GOING TO BAT AGAINST BREAST CANCER” ON SUNDAY
Sheila Taylor of Lewisville, who was selected by Major League Baseball as the Texas Rangers winner of the 2014 Honorary Bat Girl Contest, will be honored in a pre-game ceremony, TOMORROW, SUNDAY, MAY 11 at Globe Life Park in Arlington prior to Texas’ 2:05 p.m. series finale with the Boston Red Sox.
Ms. Taylor will be available for media interviews tomorrow at 12 noon in the Texas Rangers first base dugout.
MLB’s Honorary Bat Girl Contest recognizes baseball fans who have been affected by breast cancer and demonstrate a commitment to eradicating the disease. Ms. Taylor is a two-time survivor of breast cancer who lost her mother-in-law to the disease at the age of 46. She serves on the Board of Directors for The Bridge Breast Network, an organization that provides life-saving medical care to uninsured women diagnosed with breast cancer. She is one of three honorary survivors for the Susan G. Komen Dallas Race for the Cure 2014 Campaign “Everyday Heroes”.
Players and on-field personnel from the Rangers and Red Sox will wear the symbolic pink ribbon on their uniforms along with pink wrist bands on Sunday. Commemorative base jewels and dugout lineup cards will also be pink. Games will use a pink stitched Rawlings baseball, the official ball of MLB, as the official game day baseball. Numerous MLB players 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 of the game-used Louisville Slugger pink bats from tomorrow’s Mother’s Day games that have been authenticated by MLB will be auctioned exclusively on MLB.com to benefit the fight against breast cancer.
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 five years, thousands of unique testimonials have been submitted and more than 4 million 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. This initiative raises awareness about the breast cancer cause, while also raising funds to support breast cancer research.
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