The third annual Albie Swingin' For Life, a benefit for the Albie Carson Breast Cancer Foundation, will feature six of Northern California's top high school baseball teams on April 9 at Sacramento City College.
Five of the six teams are currently ranked by The Bee. The sixth team, Dublin High School from the East Bay, is currently ranked No. 5 in the Division II North Coast Section by MaxPreps Sports.
Dublin will play No. 4 Franklin of Elk Grove at noon; No. 1 Elk Grove will face off with No. 5 Oak Ridge at 3 p.m.; No. 2 Jesuit will take on No. 18 Christian Brothers at 6 p.m.
"This event was created to showcase some of the best high school baseball in the greater Sacramento area, while raising money for a great cause that affects so many women each year," said Chris Fahey, Jesuit's director of athletics, in a press release. "All players, coaches and umpires will wear pink items during the game, the bases will be painted pink, and breast cancer survivors will throw-out ceremonial first pitches before each game."
Tickets will be sold at the gate and are $8 for adults and $4 for students and senior citizens. Children under 5 and breast cancer survivors wearing pink are free.
All proceeds from the event will benefit the Albie Carson Breast Cancer Foundation which was created in memory of Albie Carson who succumbed to breast cancer on July 4, 2002.
Albie was a 50-year resident of Sacramento where she attended school, raised a family, and made a career in the real estate community.
Last year's event raised over $10,000.
- Bill Paterson