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Saturday, June 23, 2007
Reebok 2007 Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game
Dr Pepper 7-Up Ballpark
BASEBALL FOR A GOOD CAUSE
For more information visit: www.heroesbaseball.org
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Photos on this page may be from the most recent game, as well as other Heroes Celebrity Baseball games.
Heroes Celebrity Baseball
On Saturday, June 23rd the Reebok 2007 Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game will take place at the Dr Pepper 7-Up Ballpark in Frisco, TX. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, May 15th through Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com). Ticket prices range from $5 - $15.
This year’s celebrity mangers are Wade Boggs and Rollie Fingers. Other celebrities playing in the baseball game include Mike Modano, Brett Hull, Roy Williams, Mark Cuban, Geoff Stults, George Stults, Sam Page - (Shark). Check back periodically as this list will grow!
We can’t wait to see you on June 23rd!!
Batter up! Saturday, June 24th, 2006 was a celebrity-filled day of fun at the Fifth Annual Reebok Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game at the Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco. Superstars from the basketball court, football field, ice rink and entertainment world came together to “play ball!” with proceeds benefiting the children’s charities of the Mike Modano Foundation, the Todd Wagner Foundation and Little Heroes Baseball Field Foundation.
The festivities began with the Home Run Derby where our own Mike Modano came out the big winner!! Wentworth Miller and the entire cast of Fox’s Prison Break threw out the first pitch, and Rosario Dawson (Mimi in Rent) served as the batgirl. The two baseball teams, each made up of 10 celebrity players and 10 amateurs, played "hard-charging, umpires umping, trash-talking, uniform-wearing, managers managing, base-stealing, home-run hitting, nine inning, authentic BASEBALL!" The game featured a 60 MPH machine-pitch hardball with much more action and excitement than any celebrity softball game. In celebration of the five-year mark, the game went “1920s retro” with a nostalgic uniform that’s a throwback to the days of the great Babe Ruth.
Coached by Baseball Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson and Cincinnati Reds legend Ken Griffey Sr., the VIP baseball player wannabees were Dallas Stars center Mike Modano; Dallas Mavericks players Jerry Stackhouse, Jason Terry and Marquis Daniels and Mavs owner Mark Cuban; retired NHL star Brett Hull; Dallas Cowboys Roy Williams and DeMarcus Ware; brothers Geoff Stults (of Wedding Crashers) and George Stults (of Seventh Heaven); movie mogul Todd Wagner, executive producer of the Oscar-nominated films Good Night. And Good Luck and Enron: The Smartest Guy in the Room; actor Carlos Bernard (Toni on Fox’s hit show 24); Heisman Trophy winner and Oakland Raider Tim Brown; Jason Lewis of TV’s Sex and the City; Amaury Nolasco and Rockmond Dunbar of Fox’s Prison Break; actor Josh Hopkins of The Perfect Storm and TV’s Pepper Dennis; Dallas native Chris Bosh of the NBA’s Toronto Raptors; James Lesure (of NBC’s Las Vegas and The Ring Two); Gary Valentine (cousin Danny on the King of Queens); Eric Christian Olsen (of Fox’s The Loop and Cellular);and Donnie Nelson, president of basketball operations for the Dallas Mavericks.
The baseball weekend, which includes a draft dinner on Friday night, is the culmination of years of hard work by college buddies Charlie McKinney and Lance McIlhenny, with the help of friends Brian Nadurak and John Trabold. The guys have conducted five major charity benefits raising more than $1 million for inner-city kids and abused children. In addition, they've built what is considered one of the nation’s premier small ballparks designed especially to introduce baseball to urban youth, ultimately keeping them off the streets and out of trouble. Please visit www.heroesbaseball.org for more information on the Little Heroes Program.
We would like to thank all of the sponsors of the 2006 Reebok Heroes Celebrity Baseball event. Park Place Lexus and The Richards Group. Headington Oil & Gas, the presenting sponsor of Friday night’s Draft Dinner, and Baylor Medical Center at Frisco, the sponsor of the Home Run Derby. Media sponsors are WFAA Channel 8, ESPN 103.3 FM and the ABC Radio Group.
And a huge thank you to all of YOU who came out to enjoy the event and for supporting such wonderful causes.