ST. LOUIS, MO. – St. Louis Rams Head Coach Jeff Fisher will host the St. Louis region’s inaugural “Jeff Fisher & Friends” Celebrity Softball Game on Thursday, July 26, 2012 at GCS Ballpark in Sauget, Il. The event, which will include a little league game, home run derby, celebrity softball game and post-game fireworks show, will benefit five charities: The BackStoppers, The Snow Foundation, Mercy Ministries, Wounded Warriors Project and Catch-A-Dream Foundation.
Before coming to St. Louis, Fisher hosted an annual softball game in Nashville to benefit charity and engage fans. It is important to Fisher that he continues the tradition in St. Louis.
“In my short time in St. Louis, I have been impressed with the charitable spirit of the folks that I have had the opportunity to meet,” said Fisher. “I have always believed in the power of sports to raise awareness and funds for charities and as head coach of the Rams, that commitment will continue. The softball game will be a fun night at the ballpark for families and a great way to kickoff training camp. I think the fans will enjoy seeing their favorite Rams in a different environment.”
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The evening’s activities will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a little league game followed by a celebrity home run derby at 6:30 p.m. The softball game will get underway at 7:30 p.m. and will conclude with a grand fireworks display.
Tickets are on sale for $10 through the Gateway Grizzlies ticket office at www.gatewaygrizzlies.com/tickets.
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About the charitable beneficiaries:
Started in 1959, The BackStoppers, Inc., provides needed support and financial assistance to the spouses and children of all local and county police officers, firefighters, publicly-funded paramedics and EMTs and volunteer fire protection units, who have lost their lives performing their duty.
Founded in 2010, The Snow Foundation’s mission is to raise awareness of and funding for research that one day will stop the progression of Wolfram syndrome. Wolfram syndrome is a terminal form of diabetes that results in the degradation of the nerve cells in the eyes, ears and brain, and in 60% of the cases, causes death before the patient’s 30th birthday. The Snow Foundation supports research being done at the Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM), as well as the patients and families dealing with Wolfram syndrome.
Mercy Ministries’ free-of-charge, voluntary, faith-based residential program serves young women from all socio-economic backgrounds, ages 13-28, who face a combination of life-controlling issues such as eating disorders, self-harm, drug and alcohol addictions, depression and unplanned pregnancy. Mercy also serves young women who have been physically and sexually abused, including victims of sex trafficking. Using proven methods, a holistic approach and professional counselors in a structured residential environment, Mercy has helped thousands of young women be restored to wholeness. Mercy’s goal is to help these young women find freedom from their issues and empower them to serve in their communities as productive citizens.
The mission of Wounded Warrior Project™ is to honor and empower wounded warriors. WWP’s purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and service to meet their needs.
Catch-A-Dream Foundation provides once-in-a-lifetime dream hunting and fishing trips to children across the United States and Canada, age 18 and younger, who suffer from life-threatening illnesses. Through these adventures, and exposure to outdoors-minded people who care, the program instills in these children a message of encouragement at a time when they need to know that hope does, indeed, exist.