As Major League Baseball players get ready for Opening Day, a number of players from the Cactus League will be taking time out for charity to participate in the Third Annual 2K Sports Video Game Challenge in partnership with the Baseball Wives Charitable Foundation on Friday, March 7th, at Scottsdale Plaza Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona.
The event is open to the public and will feature more than 30 Major League Baseball players such as* Todd Helton, Dan Haren, Hank Blalock, Huston Street, Milton Bradley, Gil Meche, Matt Cain, and Alex Gordon, who will face off in a Home Run Derby contest on the Wii home video game system to see who can hit the most long balls in Major League Baseball 2K8, the recently released video game from 2K Sports. In memory of Joe Kennedy, former Major League pitcher, proceeds from the 2K Sports Video Game Challenge will benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Denver and Oakland.
After the conclusion of the video game tournament, the Baseball Wives Charitable Foundation, in partnership with the local philanthropic group Las Palomas, will be hosting a fashion show in which the wives and their children will serve as models. Tickets for the fashion show and dinner are available for purchase and proceeds will benefit the Arizona chapter of the Partnership for a Drug-Free America. Alexis DelChiaro, Fox 10 news anchor and wife of Chicago Cubs pitcher Sean Marshall, will serve as emcee for the evening fashion show.
What: 2K Sports Video Game Challenge
In memory of Joe Kennedy, Major League Baseball players will
compete in a Home Run Derby contest of Major League Baseball 2K8 to
help raise money for Boys & Girls Clubs of Denver and Oakland.
Players' wives and children will model the latest fashions as
dinner is served. Proceeds will benefit the Arizona chapter of the
Partnership for a Drug-Free America.
Where: Scottsdale Plaza Resort
7200 N Scottsdale Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85253
Event: Friday, March 7th
2K Sports Video Game Challenge -- 5:30 pm-7:00 pm
Fashion Show -- 7:00 pm-10:00 pm
The Baseball Wives Charitable Foundation, a non-profit organization founded in 2006 by wives of Major League Baseball players, has local chapters in each team's city that build on the strength of the community-at-large. The wives are committed to benefiting and enhancing the quality of life for communities across the nation with a focus on health, education and youth-related projects.