During the baseball season, Fairfield County native Craig Breslow brings the heat as a relief pitcher for the Oakland A's but during the off-season, he works to strike out childhood cancer for good.
This Saturday, his Strike 3 Foundation will hold its annual First Pitch Gala at the Stamford Hilton, featuring ESPN's Karl Ravech and Stamford's own Bobby Valentine as guest emcees, along with many of Craig's current and former teammates. The Strike 3 Foundation works to "heighten awareness, mobilize support, and raise funding for childhood cancer research." The proceeds from the gala will be donated in support of raising funds to contribute to a pledge that Craig has made to the Yale New Haven Children's Hospital as a founding sponsor of Connecticut's first pediatric bone marrow transplant center.
For more information on the Gala, check out the Strike 3 Foundation website.