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Fort Myers Miracle to hold ‘Vs. Cancer Night’ on Aug. 9 to raise money for pediatric cancer research

Eight-game homestand also features ‘Military Appreciation Night’

to raise money for veteran charities

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Aug. 7, 2019) – The Fort Myers Miracle have joined other Minor League Baseball teams across America to raise money for Vs. Cancer, the signature fundraising campaign of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.

The Miracle will host Vs. Cancer Night on Friday, Aug. 9 at Hammond Stadium to generate support for pediatric brain tumor research as well as family support and child life programs. Fans can donate at the ballpark and purchase raffle tickets for baseballs autographed by former, current and future MLB ballplayers. Sport Clips also will be on hand offering haircuts in exchange for donations.

Minor league teams have turned the Vs. Cancer fundraiser into a competition, allowing donors to offer online contributions on behalf of their favorite Single-A, Double-A or Triple-A baseball team. Several Miracle players also have created their own accounts and are soliciting donations from fans.

“The Miracle gladly partner with a variety of charitable organizations in their fundraising initiatives, and the Vs. Cancer movement is critically important to help children who are battling brain cancer,” said Chris Peters, president and general manager of the Fort Myers Miracle. “Although we’re hoping to generate the most donations among all minor league teams, the key is raising as much money collectively as we can to help the Foundation.”

To donate to the Miracle’s Vs. Cancer campaign, please visit Team.CureTheKids.org/team/233684.

Vs. Cancer Night highlights an eight-game homestand that includes the following promotions:

Thursday, Aug. 8 (7 p.m. vs. Jupiter Hammerheads)

Friday, Aug. 9 (7 p.m. vs. Jupiter Hammerheads)

Saturday, Aug. 10 (6 p.m. vs. Jupiter Hammerheads)

Sunday, Aug. 11 (11 a.m. vs. Jupiter Hammerheads)

Monday, Aug. 12 (7 p.m. vs. St. Lucie Mets)

Tuesday, Aug. 13 (7 p.m. vs. St. Lucie Mets)

Wednesday, Aug. 14 (7 p.m. vs. St. Lucie Mets)

Thursday, Aug. 15 (7 p.m. vs. St. Lucie Mets)

Hammond Stadium is located at CenturyLink Sports Complex, 14400 Six Mile Cypress Parkway in Fort Myers. General admission tickets start at $7.50 in advance or $9 on game day; fireworks games cost an extra $1.

For more information about baseball tickets and game-day promotions, please call 239-768-4210 or visit MiracleBaseball.com.

About the Miracle

The Fort Myers Miracle are the Class-A Advanced Affiliate of the Minnesota Twins and have played home games at Hammond Stadium since 1992. The Miracle won the 2018 Florida State League Championship, the team’s second title in five years. Notable Miracle alumni include Joe Mauer, Jose Berrios, Byron Buxton, Miguel Sano and Torii Hunter. Follow the Miracle online at MiracleBaseball.com or through its social media channels: Twitter (@MiracleBaseball), Instagram (fortmyersmiracle), Facebook (Fort Myers Miracle) and Snapchat (ftmyersmiracle). For questions or ticket information, call the Miracle at 239-768-4210.