Want to experience what it feels like to play outfield for a minor league baseball team? The PA Breast Cancer Coalition is in need of outfield shaggers for its Take a Swing Against Breast Cancer fundraiser at Jerry Uht Park on July 19.
Now in its fifth year, the event is a home run derby to support women and families battling breast cancer in Pennsylvania. There are eight home run derbies throughout the state.
The Erie event needs ball shaggers. A VolunteerMatch posting reads:
Volunteers enjoy being out in the sun, want the chance to experience being on a minor league baseball field, don’t mind being on their feet, but don’t need to be able to catch or throw a ball!
Outfield shaggers will collect balls once they have come to a stop, toss them to second base and signal when a ball hits the outfield wall.
Volunteers will work from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the day of the event.
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