10 News anchors to help Pitch for Pink

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Some baseball players warm up during the Pitch for Pink 2011 event.
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CLEARWATER, Florida -- Some of your favorite faces from The Morning Show on 10 News are going to help "Pitch for Pink" for Morton Plant Mease.

The 7th annual event aims to strike out breast cancer, raising money for free mammograms for women in need.

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The Clearwater Threshers are taking on the Fort Myers Miracle on Friday, July 13 at Bright House Field.

10 News Anchor Ginger Gadsden returns for her second year with Anchor Allison Kropff and Meteorologist Bobby Deskins to take the field, along with other local media celebrities and athletes, before the Threshers game for a charity softball game.

Gates will open at 4 p.m. and the charity game begins at 4:30 p.m. The first one thousand women to walk through the gates will receive a commemorative Pitch for Pink purse.

There will be an auction where you can bid on autographed jerseys worn by the players and pink bats, along with several other donated items from the community.

One of the highlights of the night will be the Breast Cancer Survivors' lap, where survivors will walk around the bases with players of both teams, showing support and recognizing their strength in their breast cancer battle.

Since 2006, Pitch for Pink has raised over $150,000 to help support Morton Plant Mease breast cancer programs and services like providing mammograms to women who can't afford them to detect the disease. 

If you would like more info on how to make a donation and participate in the local celebrities' charity softball game, please call Amanda Koch at (727) 712-4405. Tickets for the Pitch for Pink event can be purchased online or by calling (727) 467-4457. Ticket prices: $5, $7 and $9.50.

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