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Help fight genetic diseases, win 1st Pitch at Florida Marlins game

Want to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at a Florida Marlins game?

Gene Spotlight, a new South Florida-based foundation formed to fund medical research into treatment and cures for 7,000 rare genetic disorders that afflict 25 million Americans, is offering that chance.

Until Sept. 3, the foundation is auctioning a first pitch and four Batter’s Box seats (behind home plate) at one of seven September home games at Sun Life Stadium. The package is valued at $6,000 and bidding is currently up to $2,300. Check out the package at

Click here for more information on Gene Spotlight.

Categories: Florida Marlins (193), MLB (110), Promotions (120), Sun Life Stadium (24), Tickets (126)

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CRAIG DAVIS In more than 33 years at the Sun Sentinel, Craig Davis has written about a wide variety of sports topics from baseball to yachting, fishing to triathlons, and also worked as a copy editor and page designer. Recently he reported on local sports, including running, swimming, cycling, equestrian and beach volleyball. He enjoys sports as a participant as well as a spectator, is active in the South Florida running scene plays in the curling club at Saveology Iceplex. This blog offers a glimpse at the business side of sports in the interest of enhancing enjoyment of the games and sporting options as a spectator as well as a participant.
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