CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The MLB announced the 30 winners of the 2013 Honorary Bat Girl Contest that recognizes baseball fans who have been affected by breast cancer and demonstrate a commitment to eradicating the disease.
The winner for the Cincinnati Reds is Josie Shuler of Fairfield Township, who will be recognized during on-field pregame ceremonies Sunday, May 12 (Reds vs. Milwaukee Brewers, 1:10 p.m.) at Great American Ball Park.
Josie will receive complimentary game tickets for her and her family, a commemorative Reds jersey and pink wrist bands. Louisville Slugger will be sending her a personalized pink bat engraved with her name.
Here is an excerpt from Josie’s winning submission to HonoraryBatGirl.com: