PONTE VEDRA, Fla. -- Tuesday the Ponte Vedra Sharks baseball team had its annual Pink Out Game to raise money and awareness for breast cancer.
Sharks Head Baseball Coach Tom Stanton started the 'Pink Out Game' about five years ago after his wife Kim, who is a breast cancer survivor, was diagnosed with breast cancer. Coach Stanton he remembers his wife telling him the news like it was yesterday.
Their now 5-year-old son Caleb was a couple of months old at the time. Stanton feared he would have to raise his son alone because while he was an assistant coach at Episcopal one of his player's mom was diagnosed with breast cancer and she lost her battle with the disease.
Sharks step up to the plate to strikeout breast cancer during their Pink Out Game. Chris Porter
But Stanton says he wife fought breast cancer head on, in fact, she returned to work just three days after being diagnosed. Stanton says Kim's incredible faith and strength helped him to be strong at his wife's most vulnerable moment.
All of the proceeds that the Sharks raised Tuesday night will go to In the Pink, a non-profit organization that helps women who are fighting breast cancer.