Evening of special events and pink jersey auction to benefit Susan G. Komen Oklahoma
OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma City Dodgers players and coaches will wear special edition pink jerseys and hats Friday night that will be auctioned to benefit Susan G. Komen Oklahoma as the Dodgers partner with MidFirst Bank to “Pack the Park Pink” at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.
Unique events to promote breast cancer awareness will be held throughout the 7:05 p.m. game against the Round Rock Express and “Pack the Park Pink” will culminate with a pink fireworks show following the game, presented by MidFirst Bank. Fans can take part in a silent auction to bid on the team’s game-worn pink jerseys and hats throughout the night.
Oklahoma City-based MidFirst Bank is the largest privately held bank in the nation and demonstrates a steadfast commitment to the greater community through philanthropy, volunteerism and many corporate partnerships and sponsorships. From healthcare, to education, to a wide range of civic-oriented and charitable organizations, the bank supports people, organizations and businesses in the markets it serves. In Oklahoma, MidFirst Bank customers have raised more than $2 million through its Pink Card program. Since the program’s introduction, in 2008, this cause-related card has been consistently requested by both new and existing customers, making the funds raised to-date a true community-wide effort. To learn more, midfirst.com/pink.
On Friday, fans are encouraged to wear pink in support of the cause and representatives from Susan G. Komen Oklahoma will be on the concourse to provide information about the organization. The mission of Susan G. Komen is “to save lives by meeting the most critical needs of our communities and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer.”
Oklahoma City-area breast cancer survivors will take the field pregame during the announcement of the starting lineup, sing the national anthem and deliver a ceremonial first pitch. A unique and fun fan photo opportunity will be on display on the concourse. A breast cancer awareness quiz in Friday’s digital PlayBall! program can be completed and redeemed for an exclusive OKC Dodgers Pack the Park Pink cooling towel.
The OKC Dodgers continue their six-game home series against the Round Rock Express at 7:05 tonight at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark and games continue each night through Sunday.
Saturday’s 6:05 p.m. game features Faith and Family Night and includes a postgame concert by Tauren Wells, presented by Scott Dawson Evangelistic Association and Hobby Lobby. Also on Saturday, the ZOOperstars! are set to perform throughout the evening as the fun, inflatable characters dance, perform acrobatics, tricks and comedy on the field between innings.
Following Sunday’s 6:05 p.m. series finale between the Dodgers and Express, kids can run the bases like the pros.
OKC Dodgers tickets can be purchased through okcdodgers.com/tickets. For more information, please visit okcdodgers.com or call (405) 218-2182. Live radio coverage of each OKC Dodgers game begins 15 minutes before first pitch on AM 1340 "The Game," 1340thegame.com and through the free iHeartRadio or MiLB First Pitch apps. OKC Dodgers games are also available streamed live on MiLB.TV with a subscription.