Baylor Scott&White Medical Center – Frisco is the proud presenting sponsor for the Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game set for Friday, June 10 at Frisco Roughriders’ Dr Pepper ballpark.
Dallas Mavericks’ notable German player Dirk Nowitzki teamed up, once again, with the nonprofit Heroes Foundation to put on the highly sought-after family-fun event of the summer with over 50 celebrities!
Dirk Nowitzki’s 2016 Celebrity Baseball Game will benefit the children’s charities of the Dirk Nowitzki Foundation and Heroes Foundation.
The two-part event begins with festivities and a Heroes Special Olympics All-Star Softball Game at 5:15 p.m. followed by the Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game at 7 p.m. as the Blue Sox and White Sox all-stars and amateurs vie for the game trophy, bragging rights and the coveted MVP award. Between innings, game goers can enjoy stunts, interactive activities and other family-fun crowd pleasers. From 3-6:30 p.m. outside the ballpark, the CBS RADIO DFW Fan Fest will feature a bounce house, inflatable football toss, games, giveaways and more.
Nationally acclaimed singer, songwriter and Broadway performer Shayna Steele will perform the National Anthem. Concluding the night will be a 10-minute post-game fireworks show, presented by Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Frisco.
“I was very fortunate to be able to realize my dream and become a professional athlete. With my experiences in sports, I learned that you have to work hard to reach your goal. But many children around the world need help to even have a chance to enhance their lives and to realize their dreams. With the Dirk Nowitzki Foundation I want to help provide education, health and well being for these children and to make a difference in their lives,” said Dirk Nowitzki on his website swish41.com.
Here is the line-up for this year’s game (players subject to change):
- Dirk Nowitzki (Dallas Mavericks MVP and 2011 NBA champion)
- Dan Bailey (Dallas Cowboys kicker)
- Cole Beasley (Dallas Cowboys wide receiver)
- Dez Bryant (Dallas Cowboys wide receiver)
- Brice Butler (Dallas Cowboys wide receiver)
- Barry Church (Dallas Cowboys safety)
- La’el Collins (Dallas Cowboys offensive lineman)
- Tyrone Crawford (Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle)
- Lance Dunbar (Dallas Cowboys running back)
- Byron Jones (Dallas Cowboys defensive back)
- Darren McFadden (Dallas Cowboys running back)
- Mark Nzeocha (Dallas Cowboys linebacker)
- Tyron Smith (Dallas Cowboys offensive tackle)
- Devin Street (Dallas Cowboys wide receiver)
- Lucky Whitehead (Dallas Cowboys wide receiver)
- J.J. Wilcox (Dallas Cowboys safety)
- Terrance Williams (Dallas Cowboys wide receiver)
- Chace Crawford (Plano-raised actor of TV series Gossip Girl and Blood and Oil)
- Geoff Stults (actor of TV series The Odd Couple and upcoming movies Hey Brother and The Kicker)
- Justin Anderson (Dallas Mavericks guard)
- J.J. Barea (Dallas Mavericks guard)
- Rick Carlisle** (Dallas Mavericks head coach and 2011 NBA champion)
- Jeremy Evans (Dallas Mavericks forward)
- Raymond Felton (Dallas Mavericks guard)
- Devin Harris** (Dallas Mavericks point guard)
- David Lee (Dallas Mavericks forward)
- Wesley Matthews (Dallas Mavericks guard)
- JaVale McGee (Dallas Mavericks center)
- Salah Mejri (Dallas Mavericks center)
- Chandler Parsons (Dallas Mavericks forward)
- Dwight Powell (Dallas Mavericks forward)
- Charlie Villanueva (Dallas Mavericks forward)
- Deron Williams** (Dallas Mavericks point guard)
- Ryan Hollingshead (FC Dallas player)
- Chris Seitz (FC Dallas player)
- Walker Zimmerman (FC Dallas player)
- Heath Pearce (former professional soccer player and US national team member)
- David Murphy (former Texas Rangers player)
- Michael Young (former Texas Rangers player)
- Brian Cardinal (former Dallas Mavericks forward and 2011 NBA champion)
- Ben Grieve (former MLB outfielder)
- Jason Terry (Houston Rockets guard and former Dallas Mavericks player)
- Mike Bacsik (former MLB pitcher and current co-host of The G-Bag Nation on 105.3 The Fan)
- Jody Dean (host of Jody Dean & The Morning Team on 98.7 KLUV)
- Edward Egros (Fox 4 weekend sports anchor)
- Ben Rogers (co-host of The Ben & Skin Show on 105.3 The Fan)
- Jeff “Skin” Wade (co-host of The Ben & Skin Show on 105.3 The Fan and Dallas Mavericks TV analyst)
** will attend but not playing
Tickets will go on sale tomorrow, Tuesday, May 3. Celebrity players will be announced soon – come back for updates!
DIRK NOWITZKI’S 2016 CELEBRITY BASEBALL GAME
When: Friday, June 10
- 5:15 p.m. – The Heroes Special Olympics All-Star Softball Game
- 7 p.m. – Dirk Nowitzki’s 2016 Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game
Where: Dr Pepper Ballpark, 7300 RoughRiders Trl, Frisco, Texas 75034
Cost: $9, $13, &17 and $20 at Ticketmaster 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. June 10. Tickets also will be available at the door.