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TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLPARK! Are you looking for GREAT Family Fun at an affordable price and at the same time, want to support a local wish-granting group? Join the excitement on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at Victory Field for the third annual Caroline Symmes Memorial Celebrity Softball Challenge, benefiting Indiana Children’s Wish Fund. Fans have the opportunity to witness their favorite hometown Superstars battle it out in a 5-inning celebrity softball game. Players include the Indianapolis Colts and Indiana Pacers, mascots, media personalities and other sports stars.
Robert Mathis, Pro Bowl Defensive End of The Indianapolis Colts and Paul George of The Indiana Pacers will co-host the event. Last year, over 25 Indianapolis Colts players, including Dwayne Allen, Reggie Wayne and Dwight Freeney, along with Indiana Pacers George Hill, Danny Granger and alumni Pacer Rik Smits, television and radio media personalities and other celebrities participated in the softball game.
Tickets are ONLY $10 and FREE for children ages 3 and under. Group tickets are $7 per person for groups of 25 people or more. Gates open at 5 p.m. and the game starts at 7 p.m. In addition to the softball game, a special Interactive Game area, will be available and includes fun games, face painting, and local mascots. Tickets to the Celebrity Softball Challenge are available at www.indyindians.com or can be purchased at the Victory Field box office.
Prior to the game the Indians and Indiana Children’s Wish Fund will present the Home Run Derby competition featuring local media. Prizes and awards will be given to the Home Run champion
“This is an amazing event, bringing together celebrities, Wish children and our community,” says Terry Ceaser-Hudson, Executive Director of Indiana Children’s Wish Fund. “Fans have the opportunity to see their favorite celebrities up close, get autographs and enjoy a fun family event.”
The event is in memory of Caroline Symmes, a Wish child who was involved with the inaugural softball event and passed away in December 2009. Caroline’s parents, Elizabeth and David are honored to have Caroline’s name attached to this annual family event which promotes Indiana Children’s Wish Fund.
Proceeds from this event will help Indiana Children’s Wish Fund grant wishes to Indiana children, ages 3 -18, who suffer from a life-threatening illness. Indiana Children’s Wish Fund has granted over 3,200 wishes within the past 32 years to Indiana children. Wishes include; trips to Disney World, meeting celebrities, shopping trips, home computers and much more.
One, Two, THREE Strikes and you’re OUT if you miss Celebrity Softball Challenge. For more information go to: www.indywish.org