Strike Out Cancer Game


To Benefit the Jason Motte Foundation Hampshire, IL February 27, 2017:

The high school baseball programs from Hampshire & McHenry have joined forces with Colorado Rockies reliever Jason Motte in an effort to raise money for people affected by cancer. The Strike Out Cancer campaign is directed by the Jason Motte Foundation.

On May 19th at Trout Park, a Fox Valley Conference battle will take place on the baseball diamond, but an even bigger battle will take place as McHenry & Hampshire join forces to help “Strike Out Cancer”. The players from both programs will promote Chicago White Sox pitcher, Derek Holland’s 60 feet 6 Foundation by wearing his Strike Out Cancer Tee from 108 Stitches. The “Let’s Strike Out Cancer” campaign was started by Jason, to help people directly affected by the disease. He has since enlisted other players from all 30 teams to join the fight. You can too. With the purchase of any K Cancer tee, $10 will go to the selected player’s charity, and $2 will go to the Jason Motte Foundation. Just pick your player, pick your size, and team up for a cure. Another unique feature of Friday night’s contest will be the players exclusively swinging wood bats provided by the Hoosier Bat Company. The 20 colors of cancer awareness will be in the hands of the players, and will draw attention to all forms of cancer. The public will be able to participate in a silent auction to acquire any of the twenty cancer awareness bats. Page 2 Strike Out Cancer Game set for May 19th at Trout Park, Elgin, IL Upon completion of the Thursday, May 18th contest, both baseball programs will conduct the annual “Bat Draft” at Buffalo Wild Wings in Crystal Lake, IL @ 7:30 PM. Each program will take a turn selecting a cancer awareness bat to be used in Friday’s contest. McHenry Head Baseball Coach, Brian Rockweiler said, “It is an honor to be part of this game and to do our part in the fight against cancer.” A variety of items will be available to bid on every inning in a silent auction. Players from both programs will canvass the northwest suburbs of Chicago and reach out to businesses for donations and spread the word about the Strike Out Cancer Game.

The student-athletes play a large role in giving back, not only to the community, but by identifying teachers and other community members that have been battling cancer. The purple backstop will honor these individuals and will display wood plaques with their names. The Motte Foundation directs the monies raised toward research all while providing comfort and care where there is a need for those affected, either directly or indirectly, by cancers of all kinds. Twitter will be the social media of choice with all pictures being displayed using #KCancer17. Social media also provides a variety of opportunities to interact with our “Strike Out Cancer Game”, so please follow these twitter accounts for more information: @MotteFoundation; @108Stitches; @BWWings; @troutpark; @mchenrybaseball; @WhipsBaseball; & @hoosierbat Together with the Jason Motte Foundation, we aim to help provide comfort and care where there is a need for those affected, either directly or indirectly, by cancers of all kinds. Donations payable in care of the Jason Motte Foundation

Media Contact:
Elgin Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
77 Riverside Drive, Elgin, IL 60120
(800) 217-5362 or (847) 695-7540