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Softball Recap: Miami 2017

Softball Recap: Miami 2017

 

It’s that time of year again!

The 13th annual Celebrity Softball Challenge was played on July 8th at Barry University’s baseball stadium, in Miami Florida. 

Our captains; MLB legends Steve Garvey and Jose Canseco led an all-star lineup, featuring local pro athletes from the NBA and NFL.  (see full photo gallery in our Galleries section in the main menu!)  

*TEAM GARVEY (Steve Garvey)

  • Jason Jackson – Miami Heat Radio
  • Billy Blanks – Tae Bo Creator
  • Cazzey Cerrighino –Actor
  • Dion Waiters – Miami Heat – Shooting Guard
  • Jarvis Landry – Miami Dolphins – Wide Receiver
  • Neville Hewett – Miami Dolphins – Linebacker
  • Bryon Maxwell – Miami Dolphins – Cornerback
  • Rashawn Scott – Miami Dolphins – Wide Receiver
  • Antrel Rolle – Former NFL – Arizona Cardinals, Chicago Bears – Safety
  • Chris Carter – 8 Time Pro-Bowler – NFL Hall of Famer

*TEAM CANSECO (Jose Canseco)

  • Uncle Luke – Local Icon
  • Carlito Londono – Co-founder/ Chief Communications Officer of UniverseNetwork.tv, Music executive, A&R and entrepreneur
  • Maffio – Producer/Musician
  • Hassan Whiteside – Miami Heat – Center
  • Sam Young – Miami Dolphins – Tackle
  • Lawrence Timmons – Miami Dolphins – Linebacker
  • Walt Aikens – Miami Dolphins – Cornerback
  • Johnathan Cyprien – Tennessee Titans – Safety
  • Shane Battier – Miami Heat – Director of Basketball Development & Analytics
  • Mase – Miami local icon – Rapper

The game kicked off with an interactive Family Fun Zone, and was followed by a Home Run Hitting Contest. Pre-game fun

capped off with the exciting Vets vs 1st Responders of Miami ‘mini’ game.

The colors and National Anthem were presented by the Marines, Army and South Dade ROTC.

This year’s event was live streamed on ESPN 3, and will aired as a special feature on A&E, Delta In-flight, Cox Sports and FSN Florida – dates to follow.

This year’s softball event benefited K9s for Warriors and Mission 22, click on the links below for information on these wonderful organizations and how you can help them support our Vets.

Official Hydration Partners:

 

Event Partners:

 

 

 

 

 

Official Equipment Partners:

 

 

Our Wonderful Charities of Choice:

 

 

 

To watch the re-broadcast of the ESPN3 live stream click here

 

Team Canseco for the Win!

Team Canseco for the Win!

We had a ball in Miami at Barry University! Team Canseco pulled out the win with a final inning homer to bring in the winning runs! It was a star studded roster coming out to support our Military and 1st Responders in the Miami area. We will be posting the complete recap, pix and video highlights later this week! Thanks to all who came out, played and supported our efforts to bring awareness to some of the issues facing our returning Vets, and the vital programs that assist them transition ‘home’. To learn more about the charities, visit www.mission22.com and www.k9sforwarriors.org.

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