Baseball Players Wearing Gold Ribbons, Wristbands Saturday

Why are Major League Baseball players wearing gold ribbons?

All MLB ballplayers and umpires will be wearing gold (or yellow) ribbons and wristbands across the league for all games played on Saturday, September 5, 2020.

These special yellow ribbons and gold wristbands are being worn for MLB’s Childhood Cancer Awareness Day, in support of the fight against childhood cancer. This is the fifth consecutive season in which the league has raised awareness of childhood cancer via players wearing the gold ribbons for a game.

Gold ribbons and wristbands promoting the fight against childhood cancer were also worn across baseball in 2016 and 2017
Gold ribbons and wristbands promoting the fight against childhood cancer have been worn across baseball since 2016

Some of the additional ways Major League Baseball teams will help raise awareness of childhood cancer on Saturday include pregame ceremonies, cardboard cutouts of pediatric patients in the stands, and virtual patient first pitches.

Hospitals selected by 15 MLB clubs will also receive a donation of 100 high-quality, comfortable, and brightly-coloured team-logo Starlight Hospital Gowns for children undergoing treatments. The full list of those fifteen clubs and the hospitals that are receiving the donations here:

  • Atlanta Braves (Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta)
  • Baltimore Orioles (University of Maryland Children’s Hospital)
  • Chicago Cubs (Advocate Children’s Hospital, Oak Lawn & Advocate Children’s Hospital – Park Ridge)
  • Chicago White Sox (Rush University Children’s Hospital)
  • Cincinnati Reds (Cincinnati Children’s Hospital)
  • Cleveland Indians (Cleveland Clinic Children)
  • Colorado Rockies (Children’s Hospital Colorado)
  • Kansas City Royals (The University of Kansas Health System)
  • Los Angeles Dodgers (UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital)
  • Miami Marlins (Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Alex’s place)
  • Milwaukee Brewers (Children’s Hospital-MACC Fund Center)
  • Minnesota Twins (Essentia Health, St. Mary’s Children’s Hospital)
  • Pittsburgh Pirates (Allegheny General Hospital)
  • Seattle Mariners (Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital)
  • Texas Rangers (Medical City Dallas, Medical City Children’s Hospital)

Teams that are playing on the road on Saturday have the option of holding their own in-stadium awareness campaign at a later date of their choosing.