Chicago Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo on “A Piece of The Game” July 31, 2014 You can team with the Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo to save kids’ lives. Plus, you can own his game used jersey and bat. How? Keep reading… A Piece of the Game is a half hour sports memorabilia and collectibles TV show that airs nationally each month on both the Fox Sports Net and Comcast SportsNet regional channels. In 2013, the program was awarded an Emmy for Outstanding Sports Series and for the 2014 and 2015 season is proud to have a partnership with Allstate as the title sponsor. The format of A Piece of the Game is fast paced, compelling and includes a wide variety of engagement and story telling. From a Jesse Owens’ gold medal in 1936 to a Bentley once owned by Michael Jordan, the variety of intrigue and curiosity touches every corner of the sports landscape. The creator and producers of the program are committed to contributing to the “greater good” and in a recent episode shared the amazing story of Chicago Cubs All Star first baseman, Anthony Rizzo. In 2008, at the age of 18 and beginning his new journey as professional baseball player, Anthony was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. For the next six months, he went through chemotherapy and by November of that same year doctors told him he was finally in remission and could resume leading a normal life. Knowing he wanted to become a role model and help cancer patients and their families, Rizzo founded The Anthony Rizzo Foundation in 2012. APOTG EPISODE 004 RIZZO Piece with spots FINAL from Don DuPree on Vimeo. In the program segment at the link below, A Piece of the Game host, Dave Kaplan, joins Anthony Rizzo at Wrigley Field along with leukemia patient, Ben Cowing. Ben is in need of a bone marrow transplant, but at the current time has not found the proper match. To raise money and encourage donations for such a nobel cause, Rizzo signed one of his “game used” bats and and a jersey and both will go to the highest bidder as part of an online auction. Every dollar raised will go to The Anthony Rizzo Foundation and then to the non-profit “Be The Match.” Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.