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Strike Out Lou Gehrig's Disease with The Buffalo Bisons
Coca-Cola Field, Home of The Buffalo Bisons


Strike Out ALS

The ALS Association Upstate New York Chapter Teams up with
The Buffalo Bisons to “Strike Out Lou Gehrig’s Disease”
July 21, 2013

Buffalo, NY-- The ALS Association Upstate New York Chapter is teaming up with the Buffalo Bisons to honor people living with Lou Gehrig’s Disease on Sunday July 21, 2013 at 1:05pm at The Coca-Cola Field, home of the Buffalo Bisons.


We are proud to partner with The Buffalo Bisons as the team helps to raise ALS Awareness and “Strike Out Lou Gehrig’s Disease.” Baseball and ALS have been connected ever since Lou Gehrig stood on the field at Yankee Stadium in 1939 and declared that “Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of this earth.” This event is a perfect way not only to raise awareness of the impact ALS has on our community, but also to say thank you to our friends, family members and military hereos who are affected by this devastating disease and for all their fundraising efforts to find a cure.


The Chapter and team also will use this opportunity to promote the 2013 Buffalo Walk to Defeat ALS® on August 3, in Delaware Park. The Walk to Defeat ALS is the ALS Association’s national signature event. Each year thousands of people including ALS patients, families, friends and corporate leaders join together to raise thousands of dollars in support of The Association’s cutting edge research and community based patient services programs. The Upstate New York Chapter Staff will be on hand to answer any questions about ALS and encourage ALS patients to sign up for the National ALS Registry, a nationwide research project that may help scientists learn what causes ALS, why veterans are at greater risk and ultimately help find a treatment for ALS, which is fatal in an average of just two to five years.


The “Strike Out” event will include a number of activities:

  • In the days and weeks leading up to the game, fans are encouraged to visit where they can purchase special tickets for that afternoons game. $5 of every ticket will be given back to The ALS Association Upstate New York Chapter.

  •  The first 500 fans entering the ballpark will receive ALS camouflage colored foam baseballs.  


The ALS Association is an official Charity Partner of Minor League Baseball. The mission of The Association is to lead the fight to cure and treat ALS through global cutting-edge research, and to empower people with Lou Gehrig’s Disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support. For more information or to learn about local services, visit The Association online at to learn more about the Upstate New York Chapter.



Date: Sunday, July 21, 2013
Time: 1:05 PM - 4:00 PM
One James D. Griffin Plaza
Buffalo, NY 14203

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