The 7th Annual Larry Fitzgerald Double Play Celebrity Softball Game is announcing the 2017 celebrity roster for the fan favorite charity event at Salt River Fields (www.SaltRiverFields.com), Sat., April 22, 6pm. Gates open at 5pm; Homerun Derby begins at 6pm and the game begins at 7pm.
Celebrities to date include Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals Wide Receiver; Jordin Sparks, award winning Singer/Songwriter; Frank “Knuckles” Walker, The Roots Percussionist; Drew Stanton, Arizona Cardinals Quarterback; Terrell Owens, former All Pro Wide Receiver; Tyrann Mathieu, Arizona Cardinals Safety; David Johnson, Arizona Cardinals Running Back; Willie McGinest, former New England Patriots Linebacker and NFL Network analyst; Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos Wide Receiver; Chandler Jones, Arizona Cardinals Outside Linebacker; Andre Roberts, Atlanta Falcons Wide Receiver; Patrick Peterson, Arizona Cardinals Cornerback; Anquan Boldin, Detroit Lions Wide Receiver; Mike Phillips, Musician/Saxophonist; Chelsey Davis, ABC15 and more to come. The game’s honorary coaches will be announced soon.
Tickets: General admission is $20. First or Third Base Dugouts including four tickets in each dugout that allows fans to sit in the dugout with players are $500 each. Parking is free. Purchase tickets online at www.SaltRiverFields.com.
About Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. Salt River Fields is a central landmark within the Talking Stick Destination. Celebrating its seventh MLB Spring Training season in 2017, the world-class, LEED Certified Gold venue serves as Spring Training home of the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Colorado Rockies, and is consistently named #1 Spring Training Destination, most recently by Sports On Earth featured on MLB.com. The facility is surrounded by some of the world’s most beautiful mountain panoramas, and is a popular year-round destination for major community events. Salt River Fields is an enterprise of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community and has earned multiple awards including Ballpark Digest Ballpark of the Year, Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence, Phoenix New Times Best Place to See a Spring Training Game and multiple Best Spring Training Field by Arizona Foothills Magazine. Visit www.SaltRiverFields.com
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 Arizona 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 the Banner Health Foundation, Plano Child Development Center in Chicago and the Carol Fitzgerald Memorial Fund, all of who are dedicated to making a difference in our communities.