PASCO, Wash.-- The Tri-City Dust Devils need your help to "Strike Out ALS." At this Sunday's game, the team and the ALS Association are trying to raise awareness and funds for ALS, better known as Lou Gehrig's disease.
ALS patients can get a free ticket and at 6:30, anyone impacted by the disease can join the team on the field, then the first pitch will be thrown by someone with ALS.
Lynn Tegeler, an ALS Advocate says, "It has touched a lot of people's lives. It touched mine in 2001, when my aunt had it. I never thought I'd experience it again, then my dad had it and passed away in 2008. It touches more people than you realize."
ALS is a neuro-muscular disease, most people diagnosed with it pass away within 2 to 5 years. About 30,000 Americans are currently living with it.
To get free tickets for an ALS patient or a special group rate, call Dan O'Neill at the Tri-City Dust Devils office: 544-8789.