The Seattle Mariners and United Way are assembling two community softball teams comprised of national celebrities, including musicians, professional athletes and philanthropists, to raise money for homeless youth in King County. The teams will be captained by Mariners Hall of Famers Dan Wilson and Jay Buhner, with Edgar Martinez as a head coach. Get your tickets and get ready for a great time for an even greater cause.
This five inning celebrity softball event will have all the trimmings of a game at Safeco Field, full of action, laughs, and surprises. Mariner's announcer Tom Hutyler will call the game as the shenanigans unfold, and broadcast personalities from ROOT SPORTS and ESPN 710 will be mike'd up to catch reactions and interviews live from the field with the celeb's through the game.
Celebrities are continuing to confirm as the event approaches, so check back often as we add more to the lineup.
Sherman Alexie (Author)
Jeff Ament (Pearl Jam)
Jay Buhner (Seattle Mariners)
Edgar Martinez (Seattle Mariners)
Chuck Nelson (UW/NFL, Washington Athletic Club president and CEO)
Gary Payton (Seattle Supersonics)
Detlef Schrempf (Seattle Supersonics)
Molly Shem (KOMO 4)
Ethan Stowell (Celebrity Chef)
Golden Tate (Seattle Seahawks)
Slick Watts (Seattle Supersonics)
Dan Wilson (Seattle Mariners)
Steve Zakuani (Seattle Sounders)
Each night in our community as many as 1,000 kids and young adults experience homelessness. Youth become homeless for many reasons. Some run away from abuse, some get thrown out by parents who can't handle or afford them, others go right from foster care into homelessness. Even a short time on the street is dangerous. In a recent study by the Seattle Police, 76% of unaccompanied minors were approached by either a known gang member or pimp in less than 45 minutes. United Way of King County and our partners are taking action across the region to help these kids and others who are at risk the support they need to stay out of homelessness and build healthy and successful lives. The All-Star Softball Classic will raise $500,000 that will be immediately invested into solutions for homeless youth.
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