Thank you to everyone who took part in my Celebrity Softball Game Weekend this past weekend. I really appreciate all the love and support from you all – the participants, the fans, the sponsors, the employees at Safeco and the volunteers. With over 20,000 in attendance, it was a huge success in raising funds and awareness for my foundation, Blanket Coverage. I have you all to thank for that. It’s truly a special thing that we can get everyone together for events like this; it’s one of the best parts about being a professional athlete. We had a blast the entire weekend, from the dinner and auction event to the home run derby and the softball game. We made a lot of unforgettable memories this past weekend and I am glad that you 12s could be a part of it.
Temperatures may have spiked into the 90s, but that didn’t stop you all from coming out and supporting a great cause. We had a handful of stars and athletes in attendance. Matt Barnes of the Memphis Grizzlies took home the MVP award for showing off some of his offensive and defensive skills on the field. I must say, one of the funniest parts of the game was watching Doug Baldwin walk down the first base line thinking he hit a walk-off. And who could forget KD dropping that pop fly in center field! Sorry KD, had to call you out in this blog. That was classic!
This event really brought the best of both worlds together. It was a fun filled event with a lot of laughs and exciting entertainment from everyone who participated. But the most important aspect of this event was that we raised thousands of dollars to support underprivileged children for this upcoming school year. The money that was raised will be used to buy backpacks, notebooks, and other school supplies that many children cannot afford. This foundation has truly been a blessing in my life and I hope that we can continue to make a difference in students’ lives across the nation. With events like this and with the support that you all showed, we can make a huge impact.
If you weren't able to make it to the game, don't miss out on the Official 3rd Annual Softball Game Tee. Find it here. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Blanket Coverage.
Thanks again to everyone that came out to the softball game. I’m already looking forward to next year!