The MLB announced plans today for country music duo Montgomery Gentry to perform a free post-game Father’s Day concert after the Braves vs Texas Rangers game on Sunday, June 19th. They are part of a league-wide initiative to promote cancer awareness, research, and prostate cancer screening. Fans with tickets to the baseball game will be admitted entrance at no extra fee. Prostate cancer survivors will receive free MLB merchandise and have the opportunity to participate in a special ceremony before the game. Eddie Montgomery is a cancer survivor and it was thanks to early detection and screening that he was able to win his fight with cancer last year.
“I just want to make sure that every guy out there goes and gets checked,” said Montgomery. “Do it for your kids, do it for you, just go! The reason I had such a great outcome was because they caught it early. I just urge all the men out there to not put off a check-up.”
“Being a father is truly ‘something to be proud of,'” said Gentry. “I love my girls so much and I plan to be around for a long time to see them grow up. Right after Eddie was diagnosed, I went to the doctor. I was putting it off, but not anymore. Men everywhere need to make sure they stay healthy for their kids.”