Joe Kocur Foundation for Children 5th Annual Charity Softball Classic
Saturday, August 24, 2013 from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM (EDT)
THE JOE KOCUR FOUNDATION FOR CHILDREN IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE 5TH ANNUAL CHARITY SOFTBALL CLASSIC AUGUST 24, 2013
In Honor of JACKSON GANGWER
The Joe Kocur Foundation for Children will host its 5th Annual Charity Softball Event on Saturday, August 24, 2013. Duck Lake Pines Park, located at 1241 N. Duck Lake RD, Highland, MI will again serve as the event venue. Permanent bleachers have been installed this year to accommodate the growing attendance and interest in the event. Gates open at 10:00 am. The opening ceremonies will feature a special guest singing the National Anthem and accompanied by the United States Color Guard.
The day will consist of four softball games with The Detroit Red Wings Alumni and Detroit area sports and entertainment celebrities. Games are at 11am, 1pm, 3pm and 5pm and will include local Law Enforcement and Fire Fighters from Milford, Highland Township, White Lake playing the celebrity team. All proceeds will benefit local children’s charities, comprising of Wings of Mercy East Michigan, Far Conservatory, Team Huron Valley Special Olympics and the Lakeland High School Public Service Scholarship for a student going into Law Enforcement or Fire Fighting in honor of the late Shannon Gaber Silverthorn.
During the event, attendees can enjoy food and beverage for a nominal charge. Little Ceasers Pizza & Leos Coney of White Lake have already promised hot pizzas and plenty of hot dogs. Exciting raffle prizes will be awarded during the games, while attendees can also join in on the silent auction filled with fabulous items to bid on, including tons of signed sports memorabilia, golf packages and gift certificates to local restaurants, spas and services. Between games, you and your family can get an autograph from your favorite Red Wings or local celebrity. Kids will have their own baseball diamond filled with fun events and plenty of attractions from bounce houses and dunk tank to home run derbies. Various viewing bleachers and tents will be set up along the path near all 4 diamonds for attendees to watch and cheer their favorite charity and local public services. We recommend bringing lawn chairs as bleacher space fills up and we anticipate a crowd of around 3,000.
Tickets purchased in advance are $10.00 per person. Children under 10 years old are free, as are autographs. All tickets purchased will go into a drawing for the raffle prizes that will be awarded throughout the day of the event.
Please visit http://joekocurfoundation.org/ for additional information:
2013 Participants Include:
Dave Rozema, Kirk Maltby, Eric Hipple, Darren Pang, Chris Osgood, Dino Ciccarelli, Josh Langfeld, Eddie Mio, Mickey Redmond, Paul Ysebaert, John Ogrodnick, Jiri Fischer, Manny Legace, Mike Krushelnyski, Jason Woolley, Dave Lewis, Darren McCarty, Ted Lindsay, Joe Kocur, Pat Peake, Bryan Smolinski, Wayne Presley, Scott Lusader, Petr Klima Dave Coulier (Actor) and Chris Fehn from Slipknot.
Past Participants Include: