The Dayton Dragons plan to wear specially-designed jerseys on "Defeating Cancer Night" tonight.
This event will be a first in the Dragons 19-year history, and will be held at Fifth Third Field when they host the Bowling Green Hot Rods at 7:00 p.m.
Each jersey will be autographed by the Dragons player or coach who wore it for a jersey auction that will be held after the game, and all proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society. The auction will last one week and be view-able at daytondragons.com.
"The Dragons organization is very excited with this opportunity to assist the American Cancer Society in their continuous fund-raising efforts," said Robert Murphy, Dragons President and General Manager. "This will be the first full-team jersey auction in our history and we are pleased to give fans the opportunity to big on these special jerseys to be worn on Friday night by our players and coaches."
"We are looking forward to Friday night and sharing our resources with the community," said Shayna Knack, Senior Manger and Community Development with the American Cancer Society. "It's and honor to be part of this event and we want to thank the Dragons organization for partnering with us in the fight to end cancer."
Defeating Cancer Night will included a variety of special events and activities, and will feature in-game recognition of cancer survivors and supporters. A portion of ticket revenue from the game will also be donated to the American Cancer Society and Pink Ribbon Girls.
The Dragons will also be conducting a news conference at 8:00 p.m. in the press box at Fifth Third Field to provide comment on this event. Eric Deutsch, Dragons Executive Vice President, and a representative from the American Cancer Society will also provide comment.