UTICA – The American Cancer Society is teaming up with Hannaford Supermarkets and Utica Blue Sox baseball club to raise money and show support for local breast cancer survivors at a “Pink the Park” game on Saturday, July 23 at 6:45 p.m. at Murnane Field, 1700 Sunset Ave., against the Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs.

Utica Blue Sox players will wear pink-themed uniforms, sponsored by Hannaford Supermarkets, and the shirts will be auctioned off during the game.

Fans can bid on their favorite players’ jerseys before the game by visiting the Utica Blue Sox website at www.uticabluesox.net or at the stadium on game night.

Bidding starts at $75 per jersey. The winning bidder will receive the jersey and a photo with the player after the game.

Fans are also encouraged to wear pink for the game.

“We are extremely proud to partner with the Utica Blue Sox and have the support of our local Hannaford Supermarkets for this special awareness and fundraising night,” said Robert Elinskas, Senior Community Development Manager for the American Cancer Society.

“This event has become a community favorite and we are thrilled to be able to host it this year. We hope to see a lot of pink that night and a Blue Sox win,” he added.

Local cancer survivors can get free tickets to the game by emailing the American Cancer Society at [email protected] Special recognition will also be given to cancer survivors ahead of the game.

Proceeds from the event help the American Cancer Society fund innovative breast cancer research; providing education and counseling to help people reduce their risk; and offer comprehensive patient support to those who need it most.