PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — You can get a chance to step into the batter’s box at Citizens Bank Park, for a donation to the American Heart Association.
Rain forced everyone into the batting cages on this media day for the 14th annual Richie Ashburn Home Runs For Heart. The actual fundraiser out on the field will be held May 10 and 11.READ MORE: Doug Mastriano, Pennsylvania Republican Governor Nominee, Cuts Short Interview With Jan. 6 Panel
Phils General Manager Ruben Amaro Junior says he was obviously close to Rich Ashburn and Harry Kalas, who both died of heart disease, so this event is genuinely close to his heart.READ MORE: Fire At Camden County Townhouse Displaces Family, Officials Say
“Being involved in it is important, and hopefully it brings some awareness to the people and some money to the Heart Association.”
It costs $400 per person and $1500 for a team of four. Sign up now at www.americanheart.org. And on this day if Amaro was looking for a little power for his lineup…trust us…he didn’t find it.MORE NEWS: Amber Alert Issued For 17-Year-Old Dover Girl, Possibly In Danger, Police Say
Reported by Mike DeNardo, KYW Newsradio