‘Pack The Park’ Event To Fight Cancer Tonight

By  //  July 5, 2014

Gates Open Tonight At 5:30 P.M.


St. Baldricks Teaming With Brevard County Manatees To Fight Childhood Cancer

BREVARD COUNTY, VIERA, FLORIDA — For the second-straight July 4th weekend, St. Baldricks is teaming with the Brevard County Manatees to fight childhood cancer.

Players from the Brevard County Manatees shave their heads during last year’s “Pack the Park” event for St. Baldricks. This year’s event starts at 5:30 p.m. on July 5th at Space Coast Stadium in Viera. Image courtesy of Garrett Lamp.

On Saturday, July 5th at Space Coast Stadium, the Manatees will host the second annual “Pack the Park Night” for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. Gates  at 5:30 p.m. and the Manatees’ game starts at 6:35 pm.

Fireworks begin immediately after the game and members of the Manatees will be shaving their heads to raise money for Childhood Cancer Research.

Debbie Taylor of Palm Bay will be throwing the first pitch out.

Her daughter Chelsey was an avid softball player before losing her battle. Team Chelsey is still strong and fighting childhood cancer with Chelsey as their angel.

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Princeton Bryan
Princeton Bryan

Princeton Bryan of Palm Bay is fighting Stage IV Neuroblastoma and will be running a “Homerun of a Lifetime” during the game.

For the National Anthem,  children fighting cancer will take the field with the Manatees.

Fans at the game can participate in the “ONE Blood” for a Blood Drive and “Be the Match” to help find Bone Marrow Donors for lifesaving transfusions and transplants.

Tickets that benefit St. Baldrick’s are available through Chad Lovitt at Space Coast Stadium. Contact him at clovitt@spacecoaststadium.com or by calling 321-633-9200.



Set1_250x250The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives. Since 2005, St. Baldrick’s has awarded more than $103 million to support lifesaving research, making the Foundation the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants. St. Baldrick’s funds are granted to some of the most brilliant childhood cancer research experts in the world and to younger professionals who will be the experts of tomorrow. Funds awarded also enable hundreds of local institutions to participate in national pediatric cancer clinical trials. For more information about the St. Baldrick’s Foundation please call 1.888.899.BALD or visit StBaldricks.org.