Photo by Alex D'Addese

Rescheduled Think Pink game goes Saturday

By Sean Addis

TORONTO - This Saturday the Ryerson Rams baseball team will take to the field to battle more than the visiting Waterloo Warriors. They will dedicate this double header to the battle against breast cancer in the inaugural Think Pink Game.

The Rams are entering an important stretch as they try to make a return to the playoffs. At three wins this season, they will need to play .500 over the next eight games to match the win total last season, the first in which they made it to the playoffs.  Even though they will play the fourth place Warriors (6-4) the focus will also be on raising awareness and money to battle breast cancer.

This event was originally initiated by Rams pitcher and journalism student, Luke Bellus. Last March, Luke lost a woman who was close to him and influential in his life to breast cancer. He proposed this event to the team representative, Kevin MacDonald, who presented the concept to head coach Ben Rich. This event has a personal meaning and importance to Luke and his other teammates and will be an annual event for the Ryerson Rams baseball team.

The game will have a pre-game ceremony, lineup announcements, O Canada, ceremonial first pitch and a special presentation. During the game there will be a raffle for various memorabilia items, baseball apparel and Blue Jays tickets for 2017.  All proceeds will go to for breast cancer research.

Also, while at the game (or at home) get involved in the social media campaign, Let’s Strikeout Breast Cancer!  Every time a Ryerson pitcher records a strikeout, fans are to tweet the hashtag #LKBC. The Rams will donate .25 cents per hashtag use, up to a maximum of $ 500.

Come out to the ball park and cheer on your Ryerson Rams Baseball team as they fight for a playoff spot and Let's Strikeout Breast Cancer!

Game Details:

When:  Saturday, October 1 at 12:00 PM
What:  Think Pink Game against the Waterloo Warriors
Where:  Stan Wadlow Park 



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