The Fort Myers Miracle will host a very special night at the ballpark Saturday with its 5th annual Breast Cancer Awareness Night.
The Miracle take on the Lakeland Tigers at 6:05 p.m. at Hammond Stadium. Breast cancer survivors receive a free ticket to the game and the first 500 women also receive a pink bag compliments of Vein Specialists. After the game, fireworks will light up the sky.
It's the final game of an eight-game homestead. The Miracle travel to Jupiter to take on the Hammerheads Sunday and Monday before returning to Hammond Stadium Tuesday to begin back-to-back three-game series against Charlotte and Bradenton.
Miracle shortstop Jorge Polanco dives back to first base as Tampa pitcher Chaz Hebert tries to pick him off. The Miracle won the game 8-0 Tuesday night.
The Miracle (34-24) lost a full game in the standings with Wednesday night's 10-3 loss to the Lakeland Tigers before an Islands Night crowd of 4,289. The Miracle took a half-game lead on the St. Lucie Mets in the Florida State League's South Division standings into Thursday night's second game of a four-game series with the Tigers.
Saturday, the Miracle will wear pink jerseys that will be available for auction during the game. The auction takes place on the concourse and concludes in the middle of the sixth inning. Fans with the winning bids will be invited onto the field after the game to receive the jersey from the respective player.
Other items also will be auctioned, including a Key West Express tickets, local hotel and restaurant certificates, dinner and show for four from the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, a Chicago White Sox Robin Ventura autographed jersey, a Paul Molitor autographed jersey and ball and much more.
A portion of the net proceeds from the jersey auction, silent auction and raffles will benefit the Lee Memorial Health Systems Regional Cancer Center to assist with mammogram services for uninsured and underinsured patients.
For just $12, fans can purchase a wristband for all-you-can-drink domestic draft beers through the sixth inning.
The Miracle meet the Tigers (38-21) for game three Friday with a scheduled 7:05 p.m. start.