To bring awareness to the needs of children battling cancer, the issues their families face, and the annual Superhero 5K with Chet Buchanan fundraiser, the nonprofit Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada and the Las Vegas 51s are teaming up for Candlelighters Superhero Night on Saturday, August 6 at 7:05 p.m.
The superheroes theme is a representation of the courage and strength kids with cancer exhibit every day. Various superhero characters, including Batman and Wonder Woman, will be at Cashman Field to meet and greet guests throughout the game. Since gold is the color of childhood cancer awareness, the 51s will paint a base and the first pitch ball gold, while team mascot Cosmo sports a gold superhero cape throughout the game.
Tomier, a Candlelighters youth beneficiary, will throw out the first pitch preceding the game. He was chosen as one of this year’s Superhero 5K Ambassadors for being an inspiration to those around him with his courage, spirit and bravery in dealing with cancer. Ten Candlelighters kids also will run the bases with Cosmo and the superheroes. Guests who purchase a cape will be invited to run the bases with the superheroes after the game.
In addition, all the 51s players will sign a base that will be raffled during the game. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase at the Candlelighters booth located on the concourse.
Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase capes and register for the Superhero 5K with Chet Buchanan, one of Candlelighters’ largest fundraisers, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Candlelighters booth on the concourse. The race and walk is on Saturday, Sept. 10 at Exploration Park in the Mountain’s Edge Master Planned Community. Activities will include a kids area with a bounce house and games, bone marrow drive hosted by Be The Match©, awards ceremony for 5K runners, food, refreshments and raffle prizes.
To purchase tickets for the game, visit www.milb.com/tickets for 51s or the Cashman Field box office Monday through Saturday from noon to 8:30 p.m. Cashman Field is located at 850 Las Vegas Boulevard North.
For Candlelighters and Superhero5K information, visit www.candlelighters.org.