3rd Annual Celebrity Softball Weekend

I’m so excited for the upcoming softball game this year, I think it will be bigger and better than ever, and our goal is to raise funds for the Nate Burleson and Stephen Tulloch Foundations to fund their respective programs and community efforts throughout the upcoming NFL Season.

It really doesn’t seem like 3 years ago when I and Derrick Williams, now of the Pittsburgh Steelers and my best friend, started this game together in Royal Oak, MI.  Derrick really enjoyed doing events that benefited the community while here in Detroit and we plan to carry this over to Pittsburg this year, he’s coming in town for the softball game, which is always a great time!!

This weekend is one of my favorite times of the year.  I absolutely love events that involve the community and is fun for families to attend. I remember as a kid the Detroit Red Wings had a softball game that my mom took my little brother and I to, we had so much fun I remember meeting Darren McCarty, Vladimir Konstintov, Igor Larinov and more! It was an event I will never forget so to be planning and running an event like this is surreal to me and very exciting!

Upon the gates opening at 1pm, fans will fill the field and the stands, we will have a concession stand ran by Subway, a DJ that plays throughout the game, special items to be raffled off to fans, a Fun Zone sponsored by Fun Services that will include an NFL obstacle course, Detroit Lions Moon Walk, face painting and a Madden station for the kids at the event to enjoy!

At 2pm the event will begin with a Home Run Derby where 3 players from each team will hit 20 balls each to win the title of “Home Run Champion.” Immediately after this derby the game will begin! Detroit Lions players and local celebs will compete for the 2012 winning team “bragging rights.”

Overall, this is a FUN weekend that the whole family can enjoy! See you at the ball park!

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