July 4, 2009 will mark the 70th anniversary of Lou Gehrig’s memorable farewell address at Yankee Stadium™. Major League Baseball’s “4♦ALS Awareness” initiative will culminate in an array of activities at Major League and Minor League ballparks across America on July 4.
You can be a part of this historic initiative by registering now to participate in the Covering All the Bases® Hitting Challenge. Baseball fans and supporters of the fight against ALS can make a pledge for each hit made by their favorite Major League Baseball® or Minor League Baseball™ team in games played on July 4th.
Funds raised will support ALS Association chapter patient services programs, research, advocacy, education and public awareness. Commemorative thank you gifts such as pins, baseball caps, T-shirts and Lou Gehrig prints will be given to donors based on their level of giving.