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Boys & Girls Club Celebrity Softball Fundraiser set for Sunday

Posted by Danielle Anthony-Goodwin on April 29th, 2014

unnamedBallard and Wallingford Boys & Girls Clubs are teaming up to host the first annual “Field of Our Dreams” Celebrity Softball Game this Sunday, May 4. The game will kick off at 2 p.m. at BF Day Playfield (4020 Fremont Ave N).

The teams from Ballard and Wallingford Boys & Girls Clubs will battle it out alongside local celebrities for the win.

The local celebrities that will be in attendance include Jodi Brothers of KJR-FM, Craig Tomlinson of the Seattle Sounders, Matt Jorgensen of the Ballard Jazz Festival in addition to local and regional athletes.

The event will feature food trucks and booths for souvenirs and sponsors including Fremont Chamber of Commerce, Stone Turtle Health, Exclusive Home Realty, Orthopedic Specialists of Seattle and Mockingbird Books to name a few.

All funds raised will go towards supporting the scholarship programs at the Ballard and Wallingford clubs. Donations can be made on the day and also in advance online.

“Having worked with children for 20 years, in the roles of teacher, social worker, and family practitioner, it has always been important to me to encourage programs that promote healthy kids and families. The Boys & Girls Clubs of King County program is one of these,” event director and chief sponsor Dr. Katie Baker of Stone Turtle Health.

Ballard Boys & Girls Club works with over 1800 children each year, 70% of whom rely on scholarship money. Similarly, Wallingford Boys & Girls Club serves over 1100 children annually, including 130 per day through their free after-school care programs.

Both clubs, along with the North Seattle club in Greenwood, have served North Seattle families since the mid-1940s through mentoring, athletic programs, daycare and after school programs.

Tickets can be purchased at the gate on Sunday and cost $10.

Click here to check out the event’s Facebook page.

Poster courtesy of Ballard and Wallingford Boys & Girls Clubs.

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