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Volcanoes' Cancer Awareness Tradition to Continue

August 14, 2020 - Northwest League (NWL) - Salem-Keizer Volcanoes News Release

KEIZER, Oregon - The Salem-Keizer Volcanoes' Cancer Awareness tradition of honoring survivors will continue with a celebration and baseball game planned for Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, at Volcanoes Stadium.

"While things will look different than prior years, we felt it was especially important for the event to survive the pandemic and provide something for survivors to look forward to," said Lisa Walker, co-owner of the Volcanoes. "We've been doing this for nearly 20 years. It is one of our marquee events and something the Volcanoes have become known for and thanks to Dr. Bud Pierce of Oregon Oncology, co-founder of the event, the tradition will continue this year. It's also a perfect way to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month."

Thanks to collaboration with Derek Legg, Head Coach for Corban University, the Volcanoes will field a team for the first and only time in 2020 and play a game versus the Corban University Warriors at Volcanoes Stadium. Game time will be 6:35 p.m.

Cancer Survivors may e-mail [email protected] and request FREE tickets to the game, compliments of Dr. Pierce. Capacity will be limited to 250 people per Covid-19 protocols and to allow for 6' social distancing.

"We have over 4,000 seats, so this is a perfect venue for social distancing and provides a safe environment," said Walker.

The balance of the stadium will not be empty as fans, for just $30 each, will have the opportunity to have a cardboard cutout image of themselves, or order a cutout to honor a cancer survivor whom was unable to attend, or have a cutout in memory of a loved one placed in a seat at the stadium. The cutout(s) will be available for fans to pick up as a keepsake following the event! Fans should e-mail [email protected] for complete details on how to submit their photos. Deadline for submission is Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020.

The Volcanoes will also be providing a gift to all cancer survivors who attend the game and the evening will conclude with a spectacular fireworks show.

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