The Vancouver Canadians are hosting the inaugural Strike Out Heart Disease Celebrity Softball Game, presented by Blake, Cassels & Graydon and Deloitte, on Wednesday, June 12th out at Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium. This game, played by local media personalities (including yours truly), celebrities and dignitaries, is in partnership with St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation to raise funds and awareness of the risks of heart disease across the Lower Mainland.
What: Strike Out Heart Disease Celebrity Softball Game
When: Wednesday, June 12, 2013 with first pitch at 7:05pm
Where: Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium
Tickets: Admission is just $2 for this special celebrity/charity game with 100% of proceeds going to St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation. Tickets can be picked up at the Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium box office or by calling (604) 872-5232.
Strike Out Heart Disease
Strike Out Heart Disease began in 2012 in joint partnership with the Vancouver Canadians and St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation. Corporations, individuals and fans make donations based on the number of strikeouts recorded by Vancouver Canadians pitchers over the course of the season. In 2012, the Canadians recorded 570 strikeouts which generated more than $14,000 towards the Strike Out Heart Disease initiative. This year, Canadians owner Jake Kerr has stepped to the forefront of this cause and stated that he will match all funds raised up to $25,000 to help St. Paul’s Hospital and its Foundation.
This will be a soft launch for the upcoming season of great baseball that will officially begin on June 17th at Nat Bailey when the reigning (two time) Northwest League Champion Vancouver Canadians take on Spokane.