During six designated home games (twice a month), the Larks, in conjunction with Sanford health, will recognize a pre-selected individual(s) on the field during an inning break. The honoree will be someone who has overcome some type of serious, debilitating illness.
During the inning break, the honoree and their support team are taken to the field. The honoree stands at home plate with our mascot, Clark, while their story is told over the P.A. system for the 1,600+ fans to hear. Once their story is told, a clip of an actual Larks home run is shown on the video board and the honoree then takes a symbolic turn around the bases. While running, the Larks will play the same celebration music that’s played when the Larks hit a home run. The visiting team and the home team line-up along the first and third base lines to high-five the honoree as he/she makes their lap around the bases.
It's a special experience and we want YOU, our fans, to be a part of it. Our Sanford Health Home Run for Life dates are:
Friday, June 2 – Hunter Seifert
A true All-Star, Hunter, 15, was diagnosed with Stage IV of a soft tissue cancer that had advanced into his organs in October 2016. Since then he has amazed his caregivers and inspired his family by going through chemotherapy and radiation and is now in remission. He will celebrate by rounding the bases during the Bismarck Larks game at Bismarck Municipal Ballpark. Congratulations, Hunter, on hitting cancer out of the park!
Other dates include:
- Saturday, June 17 – Ethan Mueller
- Thursday, June 29 – Carson Gietzan
- Saturday, July 8 – Grant Edwards
- Thursday, August 3 – Hollie Kautzman
- Friday, August 11 – Karla Fischer
During each Home Run for Life night, Sanford Health hosts the honoree along with his or her support team of family, friends, doctors and other hospital representatives. In addition, after the Home Run for Life event, the honoree is presented with a customized Larks jersey with their name and favorite number on the back. A list of honorees will be posted in May.