Sunday, May 11, 2008

Mother's Day at Dodger Stadium

Rick and Nancy Colton

Desiree Sanchez

Taking Mom to the park today? Here's what to expect, from a Dodgers press release:

[...] the first 25,000 Moms receive lip gloss as a gift compliments of Smashbox Cosmetics.

The Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation will be recognized during pregame ceremonies as season ticket holder Nancy Colton and Dodger employee Desiree Sanchez, who are both fighting breast cancer, will throw out ceremonial first pitches. Colton is also being honored at the Revlon 5K Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Walk.

Also Sunday, Grammy Award-winning vocalist Melissa Manchester will not only sing the National Anthem, but will also sing, "Power of Ribbons," which she wrote in honor of Colton’s battle against the disease. The song is available on, or by visiting, with all the proceeds going to breast cancer research.

During the game, select players will go to bat against breast cancer by using pink bats during the game. As part of this program, the pink bats, game-used lineup cards, and autographed ceremonial home plates will be auctioned in the future, with funds benefiting Susan G. Komen For The Cure. Log onto for more details.

Following Sunday's game, the Dodgers will host a Mother’s Day 'Walk In The Park.' Women and their children are invited to stroll around the warning track shortly after the Astros. The walk will start at the center field gate in Parking Lot G.

Colton photo by Jay L. Clendenin/LA Times
Sanchez photo by Mark Langill/Dodgers