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Friday’s Goldeyes Game Will Help Support ALS

June 16, 2009 7:05 AM | Sports

Winnipeg GoldeyesThis Friday the Winnipeg Goldeyes take on the Joliet Jackhammers at Canwest Park. But by going to this game, you won’t only be catching some great Northern League baseball action, you’ll also get the opportunity to help out a great cause at the same time.

The ALS Society of Manitoba, along with the Winnipeg Goldeyes, present An Evening with the Goldeyes.

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a fatal, rapidly progressive neuromuscular disease that currently affects between 2,500 and 3,000 Canadians, 190 to 200 of which live right here in Manitoba. The mission of the ALS Society of Manitoba is one of HOPE, to Help Our People affected by ALS Every way we can.

During one of the between inning breaks, the ALS Society of Manitoba will be passing batting helmets through the stands, asking for your generous donations. All money raised in the helmets will go towards providing support services to people living with ALS right here in Manitoba.

In other Goldeyes-related news, starter Ace Walker was named the NL Pitcher of the Week on Monday for June 8-14. He is the third pitcher and fifth member of the Goldeyes to earn league honours this season.