Kellie Sullivan of San Diego named Padres “Honorary Bat Woman” in 2021

SAN DIEGO – As part of Major League Baseball’s Honorary Bat Girl initiative, the San Diego Padres were named today Kellie Sullivan as her 2021 award winner. The Honorary Bat Girl initiative is celebrated every Mother’s Day and honors representatives of the MLB club who highlight their extraordinary efforts in support of the fight against breast cancer.

After being diagnosed with stage I invasive ductal cancer in January 2020, doctors found additional cancer cells in February 2020 that they moved to stage II. Sullivan, who led a healthy and active lifestyle until she was diagnosed, suffered a lumpectomy, several rounds of chemotherapy, and radiation before being declared cancer-free on August 25, 2020. With the support of her friends and family, Kellie was able to overcome the greatest obstacle of her life by showing her distinctive qualities of being driven, tenacious, persistent, and strong. Drawing on her experience as a fitness guru and personal trainer, Kellie partnered with Padres Pedal the Cause, one of San Diego’s largest annual cancer research fundraiser, to lead their virtual spin class on World Cancer Day and their final days of the Complete chemotherapy. Today, she continues to support Padres Pedal the Cause and their fundraisers while she lives her life to the full.

“I’ve always been a huge fan of helping people reach their potential … helping them realize that they can do so much more than they ever imagined! My battle with breast cancer made me realize that I was incredibly strong, ”said Sullivan. “This revelation, combined with my uncanny ability to motivate and inspire people to realize their untapped potential, fits perfectly with my role on Padres Pedal the Cause as well as my role as Honorary Bat Girl for the San Diego Padres! In both roles, I hope to be able to help anyone battling cancer, someone who supports someone battling cancer, or anyone facing a great challenge, to realize that they have greatness, strength, and tenacity within themselves Has. “

With the team out of town on Mother’s Day, the Padres Sullivans will recognize their strength and commitment to helping others fight the disease by honoring them before their game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at 7:10 p.m. tonight. She received a goodie box of pink items and casts the game’s ceremonial first pitch as part of a recorded ceremony before enjoying the game from a suite. The Padres will donate $ 5,000 to Padres Pedal the Cause on Saturday, May 8th, for their virtual fundraiser. For more information on Padres Pedal the Cause or to attend the event, please visit

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