The Seattle Mariners and United Way are assembling two community softball teams comprised of local celebrities, including musicians, professional athletes and philanthropists, to raise money for youth in King County. The teams will be captained by Mariners Hall of Famers Dan Wilson and Jay Buhner. Get your tickets and get ready for a great time for an even greater cause. Kids under 14 are free with an adult ticket purchased.
Celebrities are continuing to confirm as the event approaches, so check back often as we add more to the lineup.
Dan Wilson (Seattle Mariners)
Ethan Stowell (Celebrity Seattle Restaurateur/Chef)
Nicole Brodeur (Seattle Times)
Garth Stein (Celebrity Author)
Jay Buhner (Seattle Mariners)
Mary Nam (KOMO TV)
Desiree Hartsock (Bachelorette)
Chris Siegfried (Bachelorette)
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.
The All-Star Softball Classic for Youth shows struggling young people that our community stands with them and will fight for their future. It says to the thousands of King County youth who didn't finish high school, and the hundreds who fall into homelessness, that they are needed and valued. It acknowledges that everybody needs help in the journey to adulthood, and that we all need to step up for young people who haven't gotten that help.