Heirloom Quality Mother's Day Gift Bat

May 8, 2009 Games played on May 10 will mark the fifth year the pink bats have been used to call attention to the menace of breast cancer and raise funds for a leading nonprofit organization supporting breast cancer education and research--Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Now fans too can support the campaign both by wearing something pink to the ball park on Mother's Day and by purchasing their own personalized pink bats, which become a historic addition to a sports memorabilia collection as well as a reminder of progress in the fight against breast cancer.

In conjunction with the 125th anniversary Louisville Slugger logo, Big Time Bats of Mundelein, Ill., will customize an authenticated heirloom-quality bat to each customer's specifications for $109 plus shipping, with $10 of the price going to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Fans can choose to add the logo of the Chicago Cubs or the White Sox or any of the other major league teams.

Also, the jersey number of a favorite player or the name of a person to be honored or remembered, or any other short message, can be laser-engraved to provide a long-lasting keepsake.

John Obie, president of Big Time Bats, said, "We are proud to help support Susan G. Komen for the Cure while offering baseball fans an opportunity to own a unique addition to their sports memorabilia collections."

The pink bats can be ordered from BigTimeBats.com or BY CALLING 1.866.280.BATS.

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