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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!