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St. Baldrick's Night Tourists Game

Updated: Monday, August 12 2013, 01:05 PM EDT

St. Baldrick's is a group that raises money for children's cancer research through big head-shaving events.


Ben Waldrip, first baseman for the Tourists volunteered to shave his head in solidarity with the kids and to raise awareness for childhood cancer. Chris Zolli with the Asheville Tourists and Josh Rosenthal with the Rockies also volunteered to shave his head. (Pictured from left to right: Chris Zolli, Ben Waldrip, Josh Rosenthal)


Players also wore gold shoelaces and armbands to show support for children's cancer awareness.


9-year-old Sydney Branch, a child cancer survivor, threw out the first pitch. She was escorted onto the field by several Asheville firefighters. Sydney came to last year's head-shaving fundraiser at Asheville Fire Station 10 while she was in treatment. The local St. Baldrick's fundraiser is run by Asheville Firefighters.


St. Baldrick's dedicates the event to Paxten Mitchell, who died in 2008 just shy of his 5th birthday. Paxten was the son of an Asheville firefighter, Rob Mitchell, and his wife Amy.


In 2012, 60 people volunteered to shave their head. $12,000 was raised last year. The goal for 2013 is to raise $25,000.


Click here for more information on St. Baldrick's.

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April 24, 2014 07:10 GMT

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Washington 5 L.A. Angels 4

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Texas 3, Oakland 0

Seattle 5, Houston 3

Cleveland 5, Kansas City 3

Baltimore 10, Toronto 8

Chicago White Sox 6, Detroit 4

Minnesota 6, Tampa Bay 4, 12 innings

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Chicago White Sox (Quintana 1-1) at Detroit (Scherzer 1-1), 1:08 p.m.

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N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 2-2) at Boston (Doubront 1-2), 7:10 p.m.

Oakland (Kazmir 2-0) at Houston (Oberholtzer 0-3), 8:10 p.m.

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Atlanta 3, Miami 1

Arizona 7, Chicago Cubs 5

San Francisco 12, Colorado 10, 11 innings

Cincinnati 5, Pittsburgh 2

N.Y. Mets 3, St. Louis 2

Milwaukee 5, San Diego 2

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St. Louis (Lynn 4-0) at N.Y. Mets (Colon 1-3), 1:10 p.m.

Arizona (Bolsinger 0-1) at Chicago Cubs (E.Jackson 1-1), 2:20 p.m.

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Philadelphia (K.Kendrick 0-2) at L.A. Dodgers (Haren 3-0), 10:10 p.m.

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Wednesday, April 23

Miami 101, Charlotte 97, Miami leads series 2-0

Dallas 113, San Antonio 92, series tied 1-1

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Thursday, April 24

Indiana at Atlanta, 7 p.m.

Oklahoma City at Memphis, 8 p.m.

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Wednesday, April 23

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Colorado at Minnesota, 9:30 p.m.

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