Presented by Baylor Medical Center at Frisco June 29
at Dr Pepper Ballpark
FRISCO, TEXAS – Witness famous faces swing, slide, steal and score at Dirk Nowitzki’s 2013 Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game presented by Baylor Medical Center at Frisco at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 29, at the Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco (7300 RoughRider Trail).
In addition to NBA champ Dirk, famous faces will include Dallas Mavericks Vince Carter and owner Mark Cuban, Dallas Cowboys Dez Bryant and Brandon Carr, former Dallas Mavs Jason Terry, J.J. Barea, Brian Cardinal, Michael Finley, Devin Harris, Eduardo Najera and Nick Van Exel, former Dallas Cowboys Drew Pearson and Terrell Owens, actor Geoff Stults and more. Goose Gossage (MLB Hall of Fame pitcher and nine-time All-Star) and David Justice (former MLB outfielder and three-time All-Star) will be the team managers.
Money raised will benefit the children’s charities of the Dirk Nowitzki Foundation and the Heroes Foundation.
Gates to the Dr Pepper Ballpark will open at 4:30 p.m. The first pitch of the Heroes Special Olympics All-Star Softball Game will be thrown at 4:45 p.m.
At 6:30 p.m., the Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game will get underway as the Blue Sox and White Sox baseball teams, each made up of celebrity players and amateurs, will play "hard-charging, umpires-umpping, base-stealing, home run-hitting, nine-inning, authentic BASEBALL!" Artist/songwriter Britney Holmes will sing the National Anthem. Between-inning stunts, interactive activities, hilarity and other crowd pleasers will keep game goers of all ages entertained. In addition, a 10-minute fireworks finale sponsored by Baylor Medical Center at Frisco will follow the game.
Here is the line-up for this year’s game (players subject to change):
§ Dirk Nowitzki (Dallas Mavericks MVP and 2011 NBA champion)
§ Mark Cuban (Dallas Mavericks owner and shark investor on TV series Shark Tank)
§ Dez Bryant (Dallas Cowboys wide receiver)
§ Brandon Carr (Dallas Cowboy cornerback)
§ Jason Terry (Boston Celtics guard and former Dallas Maverick)
§ J.J. Barea (Minnesota Timberwolves point guard and former Dallas Maverick)
§ Drew Pearson (former Dallas Cowboys All-Pro wide receiver and Super Bowl champion)
§ Brian Cardinal (former Dallas Mavericks forward and 2011 NBA champion)
§ Vince Carter (Dallas Mavericks swingman)
§ Michael Finley (former Dallas Mavericks All-Star)
§ Devin Harris (Atlanta Hawks guard and former Dallas Maverick)
§ Eduardo Najera (Texas Legends coach and former Dallas Mavericks and OU standout)
§ Donnie Nelson (Dallas Mavericks president and GM)
§ Terrell Owens (former Dallas Cowboys All-Pro wide receiver)
§ Chandler Parsons (Houston Rockets forward)
§ Geoff Stults (actor of upcoming TV series Enlisted and upcoming movie A Bet’s a Bet)
§ Michael Turner (former Atlanta Falcons running back)
§ Nick Van Exel (former Dallas Mavericks guard)
§ Seneca Wallace (New Orleans Saints quarterback)
§ Ben Grieve (former major league outfielder)
Tickets are $8, $10, $14 and $17 and are on sale at Ticketmaster (1-800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com) or at the Dr Pepper Ballpark Box Office during office hours. Will call will open at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 29. Tickets also will be available at the door.
Parking for the general public will be available at Lots A, B and E.
Baylor Medical Center at Frisco is the sponsor of the Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game and the fireworks finale. Other sponsors are The Joule: A Luxury Collection Hotel, AXS.TV, Click Here, Credit Suisse, Sewell Automotive Group, The Richards Group, HITS400, Special Olympics Texas Greater Dallas - Area 10, The Frisco Roughriders, and Tim Headington. Media sponsors are WFAA Channel 8, 103.3 FM ESPN Radio and ESPN Deportes 1540 AM.
For more information, go to mavs.com. Also, like the Heroes Foundation on Facebook and follow @HeroesCelebrity on Twitter for the latest updates.