Scottsdale, AZ – April 27, 2013 – The Larry Fitzgerald Double Play Celebrity Softball Game & VIP After- Party is back for its third year to raise money for the Larry Fitzgerald First Down Fund. The softball game will include participation from current and former NFL and NBA Players other Pro-Sports Athletes as well as a host of Larry’s celebrity friends, all making plays for the cause!
The game will once again be held at Salt River Fields in Scottsdale, home of the spring training facility for the Diamondbacks and the Colorado Rockies. Families in attendance will have an opportunity to beat the heat and enjoy a night game under the lights at the ballpark, participate in interactive activities, bid on live auction items as well as meet the players. Adding to the fun will be a Homerun Derby and a special National Anthem performance by The Larry Fitzgerald National Anthem contest winner! This year’s confirmed players are: Arizona Cardinals, Larry Fitzgerald, Rapper, Actor & Producer, Snoop Dogg aka Snoop Lion, Singer, Songwriter and Actress, Jordin Sparks, Super Producer, LT Hutton, Arizona Cardinals, Patrick Peterson, Arizona Cardinals, Darnell Dockett, Former All-Pro Quarterback, Kurt Warner, Former All-Pro Quarterback, Donovan McNabb, Former All-Pro Wide Receiver, Terrell Owens, Seattle Seahawks, Richard Sherman, Model, Tia Alexander, NBA Legend and 2013 Hall of Famer, Gary Payton, Oakland Raider, Marcel Reece, Former NBA Sharpshooter, Eddie House, Former Pittsburgh Steeler, Marvel Smith, Toronto Raptors, Alan Anderson, Actress and Radio Personality, Claudia Jordan, Model, GiGi, Frank “Knuckles” Walker of The Roots, Volley Ball 2X Olympic Silver Medalists, Lindsey Berg, ESPN’s Jay Harris, Atlanta Falcons, Roddy White, New England Patriots, Leon Washington, The WNBA’s #1 Draft Pick and now Phoenix Mercury’s, Brittney Griner are just a few stepping up to the plate again this year to raise support for the First Down Fund. It promises to be a family fun event for all Arizona communities. After the game, the official VIP After-Party will be held at The W Hotel in downtown Scottsdale where a host of special guests, players and sponsors will convene in support of the Larry Fitzgerald First Down Fund.
Since 2005, the goal of The Larry Fitzgerald First Down Fund, a 501 (c) (3), has been to assist children and their families lead happier and healthier lives. The Larry Fitzgerald First Down Fund provides significant gifts in time, money and resources to support programs and institutions across the country. Organizations like the Arizona Tempe School District, the Boys and Girls Club of Metropolitan Phoenix and the Big Brother/Big Sister program in Arizona continue to receive ongoing contributions to help support their missions. Additional beneficiaries include, but are not limited to Horizons Youth Program at Sabathani Community Center in Minneapolis, the Plano Vision Development Center in Chicago and the Carol Fitzgerald Memorial Fund, all of whom are dedicated to making a difference in our communities.
The Larry Fitzgerald Double Play Celebrity Softball Game and VIP After-Party is proud to announce its Diamond Sponsor, Ker & Downey: Other participating sponsors/partners include: Salt River Fields, The W Scottsdale, Ralph Lauren, UFC, Pro Sports Realty, 101.5 JAMZ, NIKE, Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce, Chuck Sanders Charities, Shakti Warriors, Dersert Schools, BMSS Apparel, Arizona Limousines, San Tan Ford, Carrabbas Italian Grill, New Era, EAS Sports Nutrition, Build-A-Head, Anguilla Sports Foundation and The Spine & Sports Institute. This is A Frostchild Production.
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