Pink at the Cove Huge Success

Ellen Cloak turned 85 one week ago and she couldn't have received a better gift than spending Mother's Day with her entire family.

Cloak attended the first ever Pink at the Cove on Mother's Day as the Silver Hawks hosted Lansing.

Cloak is a great grandmother and attended the game with her husband, daughter, grandchildren and great grandsons.

"This is wonderful," Cloak said with a big smile on her face. "I'm here with my family, which is the most important thing in the world to me."

Ellen's granddaughter came up with the idea. It made a lot of sense. After all, Ellen is a die-hard baseball fan.

"I played it from the time I was little," Cloak explained. "In the neighborhood, there was a group of young people that played and I would go with them all the time. I watch all the ball games. It's great. It's a neat sport."

Cloak was a teacher for 37 years and her daughter says her mom always thought of school and baseball.

"She made sure school work was all done before the World Series started," daughter Llona Chapman said. "It was all day games back then and we always watched the World Series in school. What a great education."

Cloak was among the 1,000 women that received free pink hats for Pink at the Cove Day. In fact, everyone was all pinked out--even the players. Their jerseys were auctioned off to raise money to fight cancer.

The auction raised more than $2,500 for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation and the Memorial Regional Breast Care Center.

One fan held up a sign that said "Real Men Wear Pink." Well, maybe the Hawks should more often. They won 7 to 1.


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