Cleveland Indians Ceremonial First Pitch Game on Sept 23 Goes to Auction

Plover, WI – August 10, 2018 – The Women In Trucking Foundation will auction off the ceremonial first pitch for the Cleveland Indians game, taking place on September 23, 2018 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio. Proceeds from this auction with be used to fund scholarships for women in the trucking industry who are seeking training in the fields of driving, safety, technical or leadership. 

“We’ve seen a big jump in the number of women interested in pursuing careers in trucking, particularly in becoming drivers,” said WIT Foundation Executive Director Miranda Barrett. “We are expecting a lot of scholarship applications this cycle, and we’re hopeful the online auction will help us create more opportunities for these women.”  

Earlier this year, the WIT Foundation provided thirteen scholarships to women. The application period for scholarships is currently open through August 31. Information can be found at www.womenintruckingfoundation.org.  


The highest bidder in the auction will throw the ceremonial first pitch at the Sept 23 game against the Boston Red Sox and also receive four game day tickets. Bids may be entered online at https://www.32auctions.com/firstpitch2018. The Women In Trucking Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and donations are tax deductible. 

The ceremonial first pitch auction is in conjunction with the fourth annual Women in Transportation event. This event is an opportunity for the Cleveland Indians to recognize women in the transportation industry and acknowledge their hard work and dedication. 

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About Women In Trucking Foundation
The Women In Trucking Foundation is affiliated with the nonprofit organization Women In Trucking Association, Inc., and is responsible for raising funds for scholarships and encouraging the employment of women in the trucking industry. Women In Trucking Association, Inc. is a nonprofit association established to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry, promote their accomplishments and minimize obstacles faced by women working in the trucking industry. For more information or to donate, visit www.womenintruckingfoundation.org or call 888.464.9482.