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Happy Mothers’ Day! Yes, Mothers’ Day was May 12th, but as you know the Marlins were on the West Coast, so we couldn’t properly celebrate. One week later the Miami Marlins and a few of our closest friends gathered to celebrate Mothers’ Day and one special mother in particular – 2013 Honorary Bat Girl, Ana Sanchez.
Each year Major League baseball hosts the Honorary Bat Girl contest which awards woman baseball fans who have been affected by breast cancer and demonstrate a commitment to eradicating the disease. This year the Miami Marlins honored Ana Sanchez as one of only 30 women across the country who were awarded Honorary Bat Girl status!
Ana Sanchez was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010. Ana underwent Chemotherapy and 33 rounds of radiation. At that time, as a long-time supporter of the Susan G. Komen Walk for Cure, she teamed up with her daughter, Christine to form Team Ana-Licious. Over the past three years Team Ana-Licious has grown to about 80 members and they have raised nearly $12,000 in support of the cause.
Ana is more than grateful for Team Ana-Licious and her personal support group. In addition to her dedication to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, Ana is passionate about early detection and commitment to treatment. Because of her passion, her doctors have asked her to come back as a mentor to patients currently going through chemotherapy. Ana’s support for the cause is endless. She even hopes to begin a campaign with her daughter to make gene testing affordable through insurance
At the risk of making Ana sound like a news story, I have to stop. Today, meeting Ana and her daughter Christine and spending the afternoon with them was the first time in my life that I made a true friend in just a few hours. I mean I laughed, cried, took pictures with them, and even played with their kids and grandkids. Today I witnessed true joy and positivity. My experience meeting these radiant women was just as meaningful and significant as their experience doing TV interviews, meeting Logan Morrison, and throwing out the first pitch at Marlins Park.
Even though this day was all about celebrating and honoring Ana, she could not stop talking about others. She raved about her daughter’s work in forming Team Ana-Licious and designing their beautiful, pink shirts, she praised her co-workers for their support and gifts, and she appreciated her family for coming out. Her selflessness, graciousness, and thankfulness embodied what we all admire about mothers and reinforced the reason why we celebrate them.
So from the bottom of our hearts here at the Miami Marlins, to Ana, to Christine, and to all of you, Happy [belated] Mothers’ Day!
To learn more about the Honorary Bat Girl Contest and MLB Going to Bat Against Breast Cancer, vist http://www.MLBCommunity.org/mothersday .
Amidst the excitement of Nathan Evoldi’s Marlins debut and a thrilling 4-2 Marlins victory, fans in attendance did their best Brad Pitt impression by posing the question, “What’s in the box!” That’s right, on July 28th the annual Wives Tackle Box Auction took place. The Marlins Wives collected some of their husbands’ favorite items, gift cards to their restaurants and leisure activities of choice, along with unique autographed items and displayed them in tackle boxes (cuz we’re “the fish”… get it) for fans to bid on.
The event has come and gone and after raising over $6,000 to benefit Shake-A-Leg Miami, here is a look back at some of the unique items up for auction.
Steve Cishek offered up a private pitching lesson at Marlins Park, to go along with an autographed golf photo of himself and a limited edition Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle from his personal collection. Veteran infielder Carlos Lee included an authentic signed Panama jersey from the World Baseball Classic to go along with autographed programs and brochures from his very own cattle ranch for those of you interested in beef for your next bbq. Have you been watching “The Franchise”? If so, you would have recognized LoMo’s Stewie shirt that he wore on the show and was included in his box to go along with autographed items like his toothbrush holder and gift certificates to Mr. Yum’s sushi restaurant, home of the LoMo roll. These are just a handful of cool items that were auctioned off at the event and maybe next year you can be the winner of a suite night compliments of Ozzie Guillen, or hitting lessons with “The Most Interesting Man in Baseball,” Greg Dobbs.
2012 Tackle Boxes included: Jose Reyes, Mark Buehlre, Carlos Lee, Ozzie Guillen, Brett Hayes, John Buck, Justin Ruggiano, Logan Morisson, Emilio Bonifacio, Steve Cishek, Donnie Murphy, Greg Dobbs
For more information on the Marlins Wives Fundraising efforts please visit www.marlins.com/wives