Vancouver Canadians Strike Out Heart Disease raises funds for the St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation to support research and awareness on the risks of heart disease.
There are a two ways funds are being raised:
Celebrity Softball Game
On Wednesday, June 12, two teams of local media (TV, print, radio), as well as local celebrities and dignitaries will compete at ScotiabankField at Nat Bailey Stadium in a five-inning softball event.
The public is invited to watch local media battle it out in a five-inning game of softball at iconic Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium (please encourage your fans/viewers/listeners to come down and watch).
Admission will be by donation (suggested minimum donation $2). One hundred per cent of proceeds go to Saint Paul’s Hospital Foundation. Gates open to the public at 6 p.m. and first pitch is at 7:05 p.m.
Expect the same great energy as any Vancouver Canadians home game plus a full concession and fan favourites – the dancing groundskeepers and sushi races.
This game will act as the kick-off for the in-season Vancouver Canadians Strike Out Heart Disease campaign.
In-season strikeout campaign
There is a cash donation made per strikeout (in 2012 the Canadians threw 570 strikeouts and raised $14,250 for the St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation). This year Vancouver Canadians owner Jake Kerr will also match all funds up to $25,000 through his family’s foundation.
The Celebrity Softball Game is a great way to gear up for the Vancouver Canadians home opener on Monday, June 17. This summer, the Canadians will be defending their record-breaking back-to-back Northwest League Championship wins from 2011 and 2012.