GRANVILLE, W.Va. – The ALS Association is pleased to announce the inaugural Lou Gehrig Day in West Virginia on June 7 with the West Virginia Black Bears. This day is designed to raise awareness and funds for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, and to honor the legacy of Lou Gehrig, one of baseball’s greatest players.
As part of the nationwide effort, The ALS Association, in partnership with the West Virginia Black Bears and The Seth Project, will be hosting an awareness night to commemorate Lou Gehrig Day. People living with ALS will receive free tickets to the game, an event t-shirt, and a pre-game reception on the concourse.
The first pitch will be thrown out by the Poling Family — honoring ALS Warrior Seth Poling; honorees and their families will have a group picture down on the field, and the jumbotron will feature ALS messaging and information throughout the game.
The first 250 fans to enter the stadium will receive a 2023 Lou Gehrig Day Commemorative Pin. Tickets can be purchased online at als.org/wvbaseball and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to The ALS Association and The SETH Project. This game is being sponsored by Mountaineer Home Medical. Special media coverage will be provided by Jason Knight, WVAQ.
“The ALS Association is committed to making ALS livable for everyone, everywhere, until we find a cure,” says Paul Jeter, Territory Executive. “We are proud to support Lou Gehrig Day and to raise awareness of ALS in our community. By coming together on this day, we can make a real difference in the lives of those affected by this disease.”
The ALS Association encourages fans, players, and organizations to join the fight against ALS by donating to the cause and spreading the word about Lou Gehrig Day. To make a donation or learn more about how you can get involved, please visit als.org/wv.