for immediate release: 4 March, 2003
CAPE COD BASEBALL LEAGUE TEAM RANKED THIRD IN
MARCH OF DIMES TELERAMA 2003
CAPE COD, MA - A team comprised of individuals from the Cape Cod Baseball League raised a total of $6,445.00 - good for third place among 10 participating teams - during the 2003 March of Dimes Cape Cod Telerama.
The Cape League team hit the phones during the "Rowdy Hour" of 9-10 p.m. on Sunday and enabled the March of Dimes to break its all-time record high of pledges with a grand total of $46,043.00 -- an increase of more than $9,000 from its previous high of $37,000.
The squad consisted of Bill Bussiere, Hyannis Mets; John Garner, Cape Cod Baseball League and Hyannis Mets; Randy Shepard, Hyannis Mets; Patti Lloyd, Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox; Peg Rose, Harwich Mariners; Sue Horton, Orleans Cardinals; Cyndi Williams, Orleans Cardinals, Kim Wolfe, Cape Cod Baseball League and Hyannis Mets and Dave Willard of the Cape Cod 5 Cents Savings Bank and Cotuit Kettleers.
The pledges go toward medical research, advocacy and education and are used to help conquer birth defects and pre-maturity, the leading cause of infant mortality in Massachusetts.
"There was a sense of community spirit among the pledge teams and it was representative of how Cape Codders get things done," said Terry Moore, March of Dimes Cape & Island Division Director. "No one is trying harder than the March of Dimes to see that every baby has a healthy start in life."
Former Cape League Commissioner and President Dick Sullivan, now a CCBL Director-at-Large, once again served as master of ceremonies for the Telerama, along with Matt Pitta of WQRC and Associated Press and John Whalen of the Chatham A's.
CCBL Director of Public Relations & Broadcasting