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Published: Wednesday, March 27, 2013, 10:05 a.m.

Shorecrest, Shorewood teams 'Blue Day/Pink Night' doubleheader

Baseball and softball teams play to raise money, awareness to fight cancer

The forecast calls for sun on Saturday, but for the baseball and softball teams from Shorecrest and Shorewood it'll be a day awash in blue and a night in pink.

The Shorecrest and Shorewood baseball and softball teams are hosting the second annual "Blue Day/Pink Night" baseball and softball doubleheader to raise awareness and money to fight cancer. The crosstown rival softball teams play at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday at Meridian Park Fields with the baseball teams to follow at 5 p.m.

"We are excited about the chance to play for a cause," said Shorecrest softball coach Jackie Berg in a press release. "This cause is near and dear to our teams' hearts as cancer in its numerous forms has affected players on all teams. Shorecrest and Shorewood coaches and players are excited to raise money to find a cure."

All proceeds from ribbon and cupcake sales, drawings and donations will go to Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.

Here is a press release on the event:

Shorecrest and Shorewood baseball and softball teams join together to strike out cancer

All proceeds from the drawing and ribbon sale will benefit Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.

Shoreline, WA- (March 30, 2013)- This year Shorecrest baseball and softball teams will be taking on cross-town rivals, Shorewood in the second annual "Blue Day/Pink Night" to knock cancer out of the park. All proceeds from ribbon sales, drawings, cupcake sales, along with donations received by players will, for the second year, be donated to Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.

"We are excited about the chance to play for a cause," said Jackie Berg, Shorecrest softball coach. "This cause is near and dear to our teams' hearts as cancer in its numerous forms has affected players on all teams. Shorecrest and Shorewood coaches and players are excited to raise money to find a cure."

SCCA unites the physicians and scientists from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, UW Medicine and Seattle Children's in a world-class treatment center that provides advanced diagnostic approaches, treatments and clinical studies for cancers and related diseases. Patients who come to SCCA receive the latest research-based therapies under the excellent, patient-focused care of our caregivers and staff. SCCA also offers a number of programs and resources that support patient and family needs. Learn more about Seattle Cancer Care Alliance at www.seattlecca.org/

"We would like to thank the participants of "Blue Day/Pink Night" at the Shorewood/Shorecrest softball and baseball games for, once again, choosing Seattle Cancer Care Alliance as its beneficiary," said Ericka Sisolak, Annual Giving and Stewardship Officer at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. "Community events like these help SCCA to support patients and families through the difficult journey through cancer treatment."

Amanda Eshelman, a senior at Shorecrest High School on the varsity softball team, is putting on this event as her senior project. "Blue Day/Pink Night" is an event based around the baseball and softball games of Shorecrest and Shorewood. The event is open to the public and will be held at Merdian Park Fields located at 1900 N 170th Street Shoreline, WA. First pitch at 12 PM with boys JV, 2:30PM for girls varsity, ending with boys varsity at 5PM.

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