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Hitting diabetes out of the park

The Eau Claire Express is hosting a Changing Diabetes Game Night to raise awareness

WHAT: Changing Diabetes Game Night
WHEN: Tuesday, July 15 at 6:35pm
WHERE: Carson Park, Eau Claire
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Call Ashley Adkins at (715) 781 – 5460
Members of the media are invited to attend; JDRF Youth Representative Mariah Miller will be available for interviews on-site starting at 5:30pm.  Visuals will include Mariah throwing out the first pitch at 6:35pm.

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. – Monday, July 14, 2014 –  The Eau Claire Express is back to playing on their home field this Tuesday for a special Changing Diabetes Game Night after seven games on the road.

This Changing Diabetes Game Night is sponsored by Novo Nordisk Inc. and the JDRF with partnership from Walgreens.  Efforts will focus on diabetes awareness and raising money for the JDRF to help fund type 1 diabetes research.  Walgreens will be selling $1.00 paper sneakers at the gates and the Eau Claire Express will donate $1.00 of every hotdog and popcorn tub sold at the game.

The first pitch will be thrown by JDRF Youth Representative, 15 year-old, Mariah Miller.  Mariah’s life changed drastically when she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes five years ago.  Mariah will be available for interviews throughout the game to share her story and educate others on diabetes.

Reduced priced tickets are still available at Walgreens, 1819 South Hastings Way, Eau Claire, with all proceeds benefiting the JDRF.

Gates open for the July 15th game at 5:30pm at Carson Park.  The Express will be taking on Thunder Bay Border Cats with the first pitch beginning at 6:35pm.

 For tickets visit our website at www.eauclaireexpress.com or call the Express office at (715) 839-7788.

The Eau Claire Express are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Playing its 21st season of summer collegiate baseball, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 18 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, more than 115 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (DET) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (WAS), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Allen Craig (STL) and Ben Zobrist (TB). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League YouTube channel.  For more information, visit www.eauclaireexpress.com.