The TinCaps opened their home season at Parkview Field on Thursday, and for the 3rd year, we were honored to participate as the featured charity. Our Assistant Program director, Tina; board member, Kathy Peterson; and Development Director, Amber, attended the game, passing out information about our organization and talking to people about the upcoming Lapper walk on May 18. Though it was cold and rainy, thousands of people flooded the stadium and many came by to visit us.
One of our clients, Paxton (pictured left with his mother), had the honor of throwing out the first pitch, and when he did so, he was met with thunderous applause.
Thank you TinCaps for allowing us to be a part of your home opener every year!
For the 3rd year, we will be the featured non-profit organization at the TinCaps season opener. We hope you can join us!
Tomorrow night, the TinCaps will don white and blue jerseys to help raise awareness for prostate cancer. The jerseys will be auctioned off at the game and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to our organization.
Also that night, Parkview is hosting a Men’s Health and PSA Screening event.
Free health and cancer screenings will be offered, including PSA, blood pressure, bone density, glucose, EZ Dectect Kits, skin screening, and various other activities/screenings. Appointments are not necessary.
Contact Debi Kennedy at Parkview Comprehensive Cancer Center at (260) 266-9180 if you have questions.
photos by Megan Ryan and Emily Osborn
Last week, we hosted one of our annual kid’s events at the TinCaps game. Twelve families attended the event.
Child Advocate Leah Kneubuhler says, “These events are so important because the kids are able to see and play with friends that they have met during their treatments. Parents also get the chance to talk with adults who have gone through the experience of having a child with cancer.”
The weather was a little cold but that didnâ€™t stop the kids from having a good time! The children loved the dance contest. For many of them, this was their first baseball game. Even though the TinCaps lost, the children had a great experience at Parkview field!
We are honored to have been a part of the TinCaps Season Opener on April 7 as one of the featured charities. Our volunteers had a great time interacting with fans and selling our “count moments” bracelets. Perhaps the highlight of the night was a chance for one of our clients, Nathan Coffey, to throw out one of the first pitches. Despite the gloomy weather, the night was a huge success, both for the TinCaps and Cancer Services.
Cancer Services client Nathan Coffey throws out the first pitch
Pam Saylor, Bryttani Bair and Teresa Bair help sell bracelets and promote Lapper.
Brandon Borders and Brenda Bair brave the cold to help us promote our mission.