On Mother’s Day, Major League Baseball and the St. Louis Cardinals honored Christina Sego as the 2016 Cardinals Honorary Bat Girl! Christina, a longtime Cardinals fan, was diagnosed with breast cancer three years ago. She has courageously battled the disease through numerous radiation and chemotherapy treatments, and has now been in remission for two years.
The goal of the Honorary Bat Girl program is to increase breast cancer awareness and raise funds to support breast cancer research while celebrating our courageous fans. Each year, fans are encouraged to submit a story about how they, or someone they know, are “Going to Bat Against Breast Cancer” in their daily lives and why they would like to be the Honorary Bat Girl for their favorite team.
We invited Christina to Busch Stadium for a VIP experience with her family on Mother’s Day at the ballpark! Christina arrived in the morning for an official field visit, where she received an exclusive Louisville Slugger pink bat engraved with her name, a commemorative jersey, and tickets to that afternoon’s game vs. the Pittsburgh Pirates. Prior to the game, Christina was honored on the field during a pregame ceremony with her family. She then had the opportunity to throw out an honorary first pitch!
We were honored to host Christina on her special day, and we would also like to say THANK YOU to all of the mothers out there for everything they do!
To learn more about the Honorary Bat Girl contest, please visit www.HonoraryBatGirl.com