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You’re Invited to the 2nd Annual Bats-N-Rouge Drag Softball game!

May 11th, 2011 by kscincotta

One of my very favorite events from last year is back and I’m sure that it’s going to better than ever. If you have a few hours this Saturday, May 14th, I HIGHLY recommended that you try to make it down to Piedmont Park for the 2nd Annual Bats-N-Rouge Drag Softball game to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure!

As you may remember from last year, my friend Joel plays on the Pink Cadets softball team here in Atlanta, a team committed to more than just playing softball. As they state on their Facebook page, the Pink Cadets are a community of athletes who have come together to couple their passion for softball with their drive to combat Breast Cancer. Even though Breast Cancer is often thought to be a distinctly female cause, we are committed to heightening awareness among men and women and raising money to fight the cause. Branded in PINK, we have come to play ball against Breast Cancer, promising our grandmothers, mothers, daughters, sisters, aunts, nieces, cousins, and friends a brighter tomorrow.

Sounds like a pretty great group, right?

As one of their primary fundraisers last year, the Pink Cadets hosted their fellow Hotlanta softball players and whole host of colorful characters from the Atlanta drag community in one of the most interesting softball tournaments that I’ve ever attended. I mean, just check out some of these pictures from last year’s Bats-N-Rouge tournament:

All together, the Pink Cadets raised $4300 for Susan G. Komen for the Cure last year and they’re looking to raise even more than that with this year’s tournament. If you would like to help support the Cadets, the Bats-N-Rouge 2 Drag Softball game will take place THIS Saturday, May 14th from 12-5pm at Piedmont Park here in Atlanta. While it is certainly free to attend, you are strongly encouraged to buy tickets in advance from one of the Cadets for just $5.00. To contact the Pink Cadets about buying tickets for yourself and your whole group of friends, you can email them at thepinkcadets@gmail.com or through the Facebook page for the event, which can be found here.

I cannot encourage you enough to try to stop by this fantastic event. I had an absolute blast watching the games last year plus the whole thing is in support of cause we can get behind – finding an for breast cancer!

PS – If you’d like to read more about the 2010 Bats-N-Rouge tournament, you can find that post here. Additional pictures from last year’s event can be found here.

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5 Responses to “You’re Invited to the 2nd Annual Bats-N-Rouge Drag Softball game!”

  1. Cliff says:

    Thanks for posting about Bats N Rouge K! Much appreciated!

  2. Sorry if this is the wrong place to put this but I am using a RSS reader on my phone and usually I get your feeds but since like 3 days I don’t get your feed anymore. And when I try manually on my home coputer, I get a 500 error… Am I the only one experiencing this?

  3. Normally I wont comment on a post but I was wondering if this is a WordPress blog? I am running a blogger blog atm but I would like to switch to WordPress. I am wondering if one can tranfer a Blogger blog to WordPress easily. Do you know if such an option exists withing WordPress? Thanks, Jamie

    • kscincotta says:

      Hi Jamie,

      This is my blog that I host on WordPress.org. There are very straightforward and free blogs at WordPress.com that I highly recommend!

      I recently migrated a Blogger blog over to this site and I found it was pretty easy. Since the two sites use different layouts, you will need to set up your blog layout all over again, although that’s sort of the fun part of setting up a new site. I was able to import all of my old blog posts and comments using a free WordPress plugin. I can get you the name if you want, although just searching for Blogger import plugins from the WP Dashboard is pretty easy.

      Hope that helps!
      Kristen

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