Wednesday, July 16, 2014

G-Braves Team Up with Vs. Cancer Foundation

Gwinnett players, coaches, front office members to raise funds to cure kids’ cancer

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA – The Gwinnett Braves announced today a partnership with the Vs. Cancer Foundation to Cure Kids’ Cancer.  G-Braves’ players, coaches and front office staff members are participating in fundraising efforts for the foundation, culminating with “G-Braves Vs. Cancer Night” at Coolray Field on Saturday, August 30.

If the Gwinnett Braves raise their collective team goal of $10,000 by August 30, then select players, coaches and front office members will shave their heads prior to the 7:05 PM game against Charlotte.  G-Braves’ field manager Brian Snitker, already sporting the shaved-head look, has pledged to shave off his trademark mustache if the goal is reached.

Fans can donate now by going online to  Half of all proceeds will benefit national childhood cancer research, and the other half will help kids directly with the Rally Foundation.

Gwinnett’s fundraising efforts are part of a larger “Baseball Vs. Cancer 2014” campaign.  A total of 128 teams across the minor league, collegiate, high school and youth ranks are taking part, with a total goal of $750,000.

About the Vs. Cancer Foundation:  Founded by former University of North Carolina baseball player and Stage IV brain cancer survivorChase Jones, the non-profit organization is dedicated to saving kids’ lives by empowering athletes and communities to fund lifesaving childhood cancer efforts.  To donate or get involved, visit

About the Gwinnett Braves:  The Gwinnett Braves are the Triple-A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves, playing their sixth season at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville, GA.  Follow the G-Braves online at,  Tickets for all 2014 home games are on sale now by calling the Coolray Field Ticket Office at 678-277-0340or by visiting

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