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About the event:

Join our team of homerun heroes including Mike Krukow, current and former San Francisco Giants players, UNR Baseball Alumni and other baseball greats as we Take a Swing at Childhood Cancer! Taking place at Greater Nevada Field, this exciting baseball extravaganza is a reimagined version of our prior event, A Giant Event for Childhood Cancer.

  • 5:30 PM: VIP Cocktails & Catch – Grab a cocktail and step foot on the field where our very own Reno Aces team plays. Feeling active? Bring a glove and play catch on the field.
  • 6:30 PM: Program & Auction – Enjoy appetizers and drinks while you hear baseball stories from current players and broadcasters, bid on amazing auction items including one-of-a-kind baseball memorabilia, and learn more about NNCCF.
  • 8:00 PM: Homerun Derby – Who will win the Homerun Derby? Join us in the stands and bet on your favorite athlete!
  • Dark: Firework ShowEnd the evening with a bang! A private fireworks show serves as the vibrant and exciting finale to the night.



Where and When?

  • Greater Nevada Field,
  • June 22, 2022
  • 5:30 for VIP, 6:30 General Admission

Where do I park?

  • Park in the lot at the corner of Lake and 2nd Streets, or in the parking garage at 300 E 2nd St #1210, Reno, NV 89501.

What should I wear?

  • This is a ballpark event, so dress casual! The firework show will start after dark, so bring something to bundle up in when the sun goes down.

What should I bring?

  • Bring your generosity! The auction is sure to have something amazing you need in your life.
  • If you purchased a VIP ticket, bring a glove for Catch & Cocktails!

Will you feed me?

  • Of course! The menu will include pulled pork sliders, ballpark sausages, mac n’ cheese, and more! 
  • We will have vegetarian and gluten free options available.

How about drinks?

  • All attendees will receive 2 drink tickets to use at the bar. Unlimited water and soda will also be available. 

What’s the entertainment lineup?

  • Our local baseball legend, Mike Krukow, will be telling baseball stories from his time with the Giants as both player and broadcaster. 
  • Reno Aces on-field emcee, Chris Payne, will host the evening
  • Special guest appearances by current and former Giant’s, Aces, and UNR baseball players
  • As soon as it gets dark, FIREWORKS!

Who is competing in the Home Run Derby?

  • You’ll get a chance to bid on your pick for the Homerun Derby!
    • Don Price, UNR Baseball Alum, dad to cancer warrior Brady
    • Anthony Carano, UNR Baseball Alum, Caesar’s Entertainment
    • Jeff Rowe, UNR Football Alum, Seahawks, Patriots, and Bengals pro NFL player
    • Chris Gimenez, UNR Baseball Alum, Indians, Mariners, Rays, Rangers, Cubs, and Twins pro MLB player
    • Chris Shanks, UNR Baseball Alum, Dickson Commercial Group
    • Mark Folgner, Project Manager for the construction of Greater Nevada Field
    • Chris Aguila, McQueen High Baseball Alum, Marlins, Pirates, Mets, Phillies, and other pro MLB teams
    • Blake Lalli, Field Coordinator for the Arizona Diamondbacks, MLB major and minor league player
    • Joel Fountain, Marlins minor league MLB player
    • TJ Bruce, UNR Baseball Head Coach

How do I bid on auction items?

  • We have partnered with QGiv to host our auction this year – we’ll help you get logged in at the event!
  • Stay tuned – items will be listed soon!

Thank you to our event sponsors:

Granite Construction


RHP Mechanical Systems

Panattoni Development

Alston Construction

Sierra Nevada Construction

MDB Trucking

Bonanno Concrete

Vasko Electric Inc.

Phillips Family Foundation

Panelized Structures Inc.

The Medical Professionals

Ames Construction

International Lining Technology