This Mother’s Day, the Detroit Tigers recognized Amanda Hofbauer, booking coordinator for 313 Presents, as Honorary Bat Girl for her fight against breast cancer.
Hofbauer started as booking coordinator for 313 Presents in 2012, helping to book shows at 313 Presents venues, including the historic Fox Theatre and award-winning Little Caesars Arena and DTE Energy Music Theatre, Comerica Park, Meadow Brook Amphitheatre and Michigan Lottery Theatre. She was diagnosed with stage-four breast cancer at age 32. Determined to survive, Hofbauer beat her two-year prognosis, and remains active in educating women on the importance of early detection.
Major League Baseball’s Honorary Bat Girl program was introduced league-wide in 2009 to raise additional awareness and support for the annual “Going to Bat Against Breast Cancer” initiative celebrated on Mother’s Day. Each MLB club selects their respective Honorary Bat Girl based on their personal connection to breast cancer; demonstration of commitment to the battle through education, awareness, fundraising or additional efforts and awareness; and demonstration of substantial local community impact.
To learn more about the program, visit MLB.com/HonoraryBatGirl.