The Bowling Green Hot Rods are making a final push to raise money for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life on Friday, June 5th. Relay for Life is the signature event for the American Cancer Society, and Hot Rods front office members will participate on Friday night at Bowling Green High School.
As part of the event, the Hot Rods will be hosting a variety of fundraising activities surrounding their game with Lexington on Thursday, June 4. The team will raise money through online tickets sales and a silent auction, all to be donated to the American Cancer Society through the Hot Rods Relay for Life team.
"We are proud to be participating in the 25th Relay for Life to benefit the American Cancer Society," said Hot Rods General Manager & CEO Brad Taylor. "Cancer affects us all in some way, and our team and staff are committed to help raise awareness and education in Bowling Green and South Central Kentucky. Relay for Life provides us with an opportunity to keep our pledge to be active, supportive members of this community."
The central part of the Hot Rods fundraiser for Relay for Life is the silent auction which will be held during Thursday night's game. Fans will be able to bid on a variety of autographed items, from baseballs to game-used bats, including memorabilia signed by 2008 No. 1 draft pick Tim Beckham. Also up for auction will be a plethora of Hot Rods experiences, including a nightly suite rental and an invitation to join the pre-game managers meeting and line-up exchange on the field before a game.
Bidding will start once the gates open at Bowling Green Ballpark on Thursday night. Gates open at 5:30 PM for full and half-season ticket holders, 6 PM for the general public. Bidding will continue through the conclusion of the seventh inning of that night's game.