Asheville, North Carolina is not only home to pristine mountain scenery and the famous Biltmore Estate; it’s also home to Minor League Baseball’s Asheville Tourists and the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation’s national headquarters.
The Tourists, known for being the Colorado Rockies’ single-A affiliate and creators of the iconic “Thirsty Thursday” promotion, are set to celebrate Asheville’s laid-back, good-vibes reputation with their “Asheville Hippies” night on July 19.
July 19 is also the night of the Tourists’ Vs. Cancer game! The team will wear, autograph and auction specialty jerseys, with proceeds benefiting the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation and Mission Children’s Hospital. If you’re in the Asheville area, you can get your tickets here. And during the game, you can bid on their jerseys here.
Another highlight of the night will be Minor League Baseball blogger Ben Hill’s visit to McCormick Field. Ben covers all things MiLB, from the food to the wacky promotions. The Tourists’ “Hippies” night draws national media attention, and it’s only fitting that Ben has chosen this night to attend a Tourists game. Throughout his travels from ballpark to ballpark this summer, Ben has committed to raising funds through Vs. Cancer. You can pledge to donate for every ballpark Ben visits through his online ‘Pledge It’ campaign.
The Tourists’ support of Vs. Cancer has even made its way onto the field. Pitcher Will Gaddis has committed to fundraising throughout the season by asking fans to donate for each strike he throws in 2018. Will first supported Vs. Cancer’s fight while on the Furman University baseball team.
As a signature fundraising campaign of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, your donation to these Vs. Cancer fundraisers is an investment in a child’s life. In addition to supporting child life programs at hospitals like Mission Children’s, Vs. Cancer proceeds are used to fuel groundbreaking research to cure pediatric brain tumors, the deadliest form of childhood cancer. We are so grateful for the Asheville and Minor League Baseball communities’ support!
To connect with Vs. Cancer, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 980-925-7557, and learn more about the research that Vs. Cancer funds here.
Go Tourists…and Go Hippies!