CLEVELAND -- Cori Cammarano was announced by Major League Baseball as the White Sox winner of the 2012 Honorary Bat Girl program, which recognizes baseball fans who have been affected by breast cancer and demonstrate a commitment for "Going to Bat" in the fight against the disease.
Each winner per Major League club, announced on Monday, will be recognized on the field at ballparks on Mother's Day, or on an alternate date for teams that are away on that day. Each winner was selected by a guest judging panel that includes MLB Players and celebrities in addition to fan votes cast on HonoraryBatGirl.com.
During MLB's annual Mother's Day national day of recognition, Cammarano will take part in pregame activities at U.S. Cellular Field, be honored during an on-field ceremony, and will receive pink MLB merchandise and two tickets to the game against the Royals. The Honorary Bat Girl Contest was introduced in 2009 to raise additional awareness and support for the annual Going to Bat Against Breast Cancer initiative celebrated on Mother's Day.