The Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory is making hot pink bats for MLB players to swing on Mother’s Day, to raise awareness and funds for the fight against breast cancer.
The initiative is part of “Going to Bat Against Breast Cancer” which was started by Louisville Slugger and MLB in 2006. Each team playing on Mother’s Day will have an “Honorary Bat Girl” who is a breast cancer survivor. These courageous women, who have demonstrated a commitment to battling the disease, will represent their respective MLB teams to raise awareness and support by encouraging women to undergo breast cancer screenings.
These bats are available to the public at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory’s gift shop. You can also purchase one by clicking here. Fans can add a name or special message to create a personalized, one-of-a-kind bat to honor a friend or loved one who has battled breast cancer. The bats feature the MLB Breast Cancer ribbon to raise awareness for the cause.
$10 from the sale of each custom pink Louisville Slugger bat will be donated to Major League Baseball Charities in support of the fight against breast cancer.
Since 2006, Louisville Slugger has donated more than 3,600 custom pink bats for MLB players to use on Mother’s Day each year.