Nebraska and KC teammates join Gordon to help Diamond Dawgs
Two of the young players on the Diamond Dawgs have lost their mothers to cancer. The entire team has rallied with a Playing for Pink motto- they wear pink jerseys with inspirational words on the back. Alex and Jamie have become regular supporters of the Diamond Dawgs, with the fight against cancer a personal one as Alex’s mother is a breast cancer survivor.
Half of the proceeds from Saturday’s event will help the Diamond Dawgs reach their goal of competing in a tournament next summer in Cooperstown, New York, with the other half going to the American Cancer Society.
Attendees at the Lincoln event included: Royals Billy Butler, Jeff Francoeur, Luke Hochevar and hitting coach Kevin Seitzer, plus Nebraska alums and fellow MLB stars Joba Chamberlain, Brian Duensing and Tony Watson.
You can see more photos from the event on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/#!/PlayingforPink