Indiana Donor Network and the Fort Wayne TinCaps are teaming up once again to raise awareness about organ, tissue and eye donation and transplantation. Indiana Donor Network Night with the Fort Wayne TinCaps will take place Sept. 2, when the TinCaps take on the Great Lakes Loons at Parkview Field.
Most notable of the night’s activities will be Randy Brommer, a Columbia City resident, throwing out the ceremonial first pitch of the game. Randy is an advocate for Indiana Donor Network and a donor family member. Randy’s son, Cody, was an organ donor and saved five lives as a result.
WHAT: Indiana Donor Network Night with the Fort Wayne TinCaps
· Randy Brommer will throw out the ceremonial first pitch of the game at 6:45 p.m.
· Indiana Donor Network will have a display on the concourse at Parkview Field where TinCaps fans can register their decision to donate.
· Indiana Donor Network is sponsoring the post-game fireworks, which will immediately follow the game.
WHERE: Parkview Field
1301 Ewing St.
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
WHEN: Friday, Sept. 2
Doors open at 5:35 p.m.
First pitch at 6:45 p.m.
Game starts at 7:05 p.m.
INTERVIEWS: The Brommer family and Indiana Donor Network staff members will be available for media interviews.
Kelli Luckett, community relations coordinator at Indiana Donor Network, will be at Parkview Field and can facilitate any media requests. Please contact her at: 260.402.4136.
· Nearly 1,500 Hoosiers and more than 120,000 people nationwide are waiting for lifesaving organ transplants. That’s enough people to fill Parkview Field over 14 times.
· In the U.S., another person is added to the transplant waiting list every 10 minutes.
· Each day, 22 people on average in the U.S. die because a donated organ wasn’t made available in time.
· One organ donor can save the lives of as many as eight people.
· One tissue donor can enhance the lives of more than 50 people.
· More than 3 million Hoosiers are registered to save lives. Indiana law allows each individual to decide if they want to be a donor.