LANCASTER -- Pro Bowl running back LeSean McCoy of the Philadelphia Eagles is scheduled to throw out the first pitch at the Lancaster Barnstormers' home opener on May 1, the Barnstormers announced on Monday.
McCoy's appearance will also be a fundraiser for his foundation, which raises funds and awareness for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). McCoy’s grandmother, Maryann Branch, recently passed away as a result of ALS.
A private reception will be held in the Wheatland Suite of Clipper Magazine Stadium and tickets cost $100; the price include dinner and a ticket to the game. The Barnstormers will donate $50 from each ticket purchased to the LeSean McCoy Foundation.
The Barnstormers will also donate 100 tickets to disadvantaged youth groups in Lancaster on McCoy’s behalf. McCoy attended Bishop McDevitt High School in Harrisburg.
“I have established the LeSean McCoy Foundation with two primary goals,” McCoy said in a statement. “I want to lead the charge to find a cure for ALS, which my grandmother bravely fought, and I want to help the disadvantaged youth of Harrisburg and Central Pennsylvania. My appearance with the Barnstormers will help me address both of these important goals.” The Barnstormers will donate 100 tickets to disadvantaged youth groups in Lancaster on McCoy’s behalf.
The Barnstormers also say a portion of the price of field box tickets for opening night purchased through the team's website can be directed to the foundation, as well.