October 25, 2013
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More than 200 Gulf Coast Winn-Dixie associates formed store teams and played against other stores in head-to-head softball, helping to raise money to fight breast cancer. Pictured are the Bellview Barracudas of store No. 495 in Pensacola, Fla. The softball event benefited Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. Rear row, from left, James Lindy, Cody Harvison, Keith Page, Jack Moran. From row from left, Shaun Powell, John Page, Hannah Fishburg, Antonia Guerra, Diana Dewitt and Melanie Page.

For the sixth straight year, Winn-Dixie stores in the Pensacola and Mobile districts teamed up to host a softball event to benefit Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Oct. 20.

Area stores formed softball teams and hosted a day of family fun, food and activities, taking the fight against breast cancer to another level.

This awareness-driven softball event was started in 2007 with only two teams. Just six years later, the event boasts 20 teams comprised of 200 associates located in two districts.

“This is an incredible event for everyone to come together, share a good time and raise money for a great cause,” said store director Steve Moore, event lead for this initiative for the past four years. “We all have different stories about how cancer has affected our lives yet we all come together for the same great cause and to raise money as one Winn-Dixie team.”

Event activities included music, food, a bounce house obstacle course and more. A dunking booth hosted by the district directors David Logan and Lynn Rushing who watched anxiously as associates took an opportunity to dunk their bosses.

This year’s event raised more than $3,600 for Making Strides, nearly $600 more than last year.

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The Perdido Key Sharks of Winn-Dixie store No. 493 in Pensacola, Fla.

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From left, Trevor McCord, Lee McCord, District Director Lynn Rushing, Pam Rice.

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Store Director Blake McConkey of Winn-Dixie store No. 504 in Pensacola, Fla. waits to be dunked by a good throw a the target, right.

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Billy Radney, director of Winn-Dixie store No. 570 in Foley, Ala. with members of his family.


Cheerleaders Sarah Middleton and Mary Dickson of Winn-Dixie No. 493 in Pensacola, Fla.

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