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Rockers Raise Funds for Pink Ribbon Program

November 23, 2020 - Atlantic League (AtL) - High Point Rockers News Release

HIGH POINT, N.C. - Earlier this month the High Point Rockers presented a check for $1,375 to the High Point Regional Health Foundation at High Point Medical Center. The funds were raised as part of a month-long virtual auction during October to benefit the foundation's Pink Ribbon Program.

"Even though we couldn't host our usual fundraiser this year, it's important that we continue to support our partners and the initiatives that help the citizens of High Point," said Christian Heimall, General Manager of the Rockers. "We are proud to be associated with Wake Forest Baptist Health - High Point Medical Center and grateful for the opportunity to still raise some money for such a great cause."

October's fundraiser was the latest community initiative executed by the Rockers in 2020. With the cancellation of their season, High Point's professional baseball team turned its attention to the community by hosting multiple fundraisers, canned food drives, meal donations, book giveaways, and other philanthropic efforts in a show of support for the city during the pandemic.

The Pink Ribbon Program at High Point Medical Center's Hayworth Cancer Center enhances the lives of women and men through knowledge, service, and hope. By offering support, education, and compassionate care to newly diagnosed cancer patients, the Pink Ribbon Program is saving lives and strengthening futures.

"High Point Regional Health Foundation and the Pink Ribbon Committee are grateful for the support of the Rockers," said Erin Gibson, Development and Community Relations Officer at Wake Forest Baptist Health - High Point Medical Center. "It is only through the commitment of a dedicated and loyal community that we are able to provide necessary programs and initiatives to support patients undergoing treatment at Hayworth Cancer Center. We are grateful beyond words."

Items that were up for auction included autographed memorabilia from the Rockers inaugural season in 2019, as well as special opportunities such as taking batting practice on the field at Truist Point with the team prior to a 2021 home game. The auction was conducted using the LiveSource app, a mobile platform that allows fans to bid on items across the country using just their phone.

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