Baseball Team Cancels Family Night Just Because Its Sponsor is Pro-Life

State   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Aug 29, 2022   |   5:08PM   |   Denver, Colorado

Intolerant abortion activists ruined a family fun night Friday with a Colorado baseball team after complaining that two of the sponsors were pro-life.

Fox News reports the Rocky Mountain Vibes canceled their Family Night at the last minute Friday because of objections to Save the Storks and Pikes Peak Citizens for Life, two pro-life organizations that were partnering in the event.

“Our sponsorship and support of this game has helped triple the average ticket sales to more than 3,000, clearly showing that the Colorado Springs community fully stands behind this night,” Diane Ferraro, president of Save the Storks, told the Christian Post in response to the cancellation.

Ferraro said she felt especially heartbroken for Bowen Hammitt, a 12-year-old boy with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, who was supposed to sing at the event with his father, award-winning Christian artist Matt Hammitt of Sanctus Real.

However, the Colorado Springs baseball team defended its last-minute cancellation in a statement to Fox News.

ACTION ALERT: To complain, go to the Rocky Mountain Vibes web site.

“While we value all our sponsors and ticket holders, they do not make decisions regarding the nature of our post-game entertainment, or groups that come out to our stadium to raise awareness for their causes,” the team said. “The Vibes made this decision after seeing the proposed assets from the partner in question because they felt that the partner would hinder the team’s mission in providing fun and affordable family entertainment.”

The statement said it was the Vibes’ decision alone to cancel the event, not any outside party, and they “stand by their choice.”

Julie Bailey, vice president of Pikes Peak Citizens for Life, said they learned about the cancellation just a few hours before the game.

“We’re very disappointed,” Bailey told Fox News. “We’ve been working on this several months. … This is just a reflection of the culture we’re in.”

Save the Storks, which supports mothers facing unplanned pregnancies, refused to be defeated or discouraged by the Vibes’ decision.

“Let’s build bridges in our communities, not cave in to the cancel culture. Let’s spread joy, love and hope to our neighbors,” the organization wrote on Facebook. “Pro-life is pro-family, pro-mom, pro-dad, pro-love. We will not let one canceled family night in Colorado Springs defeat us.”

The pro-life group encouraged people to ask for a refund for their tickets and boycott the game Friday.

ACTION ALERT: To complain, go to the Rocky Mountain Vibes web site.