The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

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August 22, 2013

LumberKings shave heads in support of St. Baldrick's

CLINTON -- Members of the Clinton LumberKings’ will go bald on Friday to support St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a volunteer-driven charity dedicated to raising funds for research for childhood cancer.

As part of the LumberKings’ ongoing support of the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, players Tyler Pike, Brock Hebert and Steven Ewing along with Hitting Coach Mike Kinkade, Performance Specialist Ryan White and Clubhouse Manager Chipper Cripps are hoping to raise at least $2,500 this week by game time on Aug. 23. The fundraiser is in anticipation of National Childhood Cancer Awareness month in September which follows the team’s last game of the 2013 season. If the LumberKings meet the $2,500 fundraising goal the manager and players will be sporting freshly bald heads for a great cause during Friday’s game.

These shaved heads are nothing new to the minor league baseball team, who has actively participated in St. Baldrick’s efforts in the past.

“This is the third time the LumberKings have participated in a St. Baldrick’s event,” said Ted Tornow, General Manager for the LumberKings. “Cancer is something that affects the lives of thousands of children each year. As a team, we want to show solidarity and support of those youth fighting cancer and raise awareness in our community for such an important cause.”

To support the team’s St. Baldrick’s fundraising endeavor this week, donations can be made directly on their St. Baldrick’s event page at http://www.stbaldricks.org/events/LumberKings.

Support the team at the ballpark Friday when the Clinton LumberKings host the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers at Ashford University Field. First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. for season tickets, group outings, merchandise and more, call the LumberKings at 563-242-0727 or visit www.lumberkings.com.

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