Celebrities Against Cancer Softball Game Comes to Cody This Summer

Written by on March 20, 2020

SPORTS NUTS OF THE ROUND TABLE WILL BE TEAMING UP WITH ST. JUDE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL AND CODY REGIONAL HEALTH FOUNDATION TO HOST THE FIRST ANNUAL “CELEBRITIES AGAINST CANCER,” CHARITY SOFTBALL GAME TO RAISE MONEY FOR CANCER RESEARCH. THE CELEBRITY SOFTBALL GAME HAS BEEN PUT TOGETHER BY SPORTS NUTS HOST RYAN BROWN. AMONG THE CELEBRITIES THAT HAVE BEEN CONFIRMED INCLUDE HARRISON FORD, KANYE WEST SPENCER LARSON AND CHRIS COOLEY. RYAN BROWN ON THE REASONING BEHIND THE EVENT.

“SO THE PREMISE BEHIND THE WHOLE SOFTBALL GAME WAS, JUST TO GET MORE AWARENESS OUT ABOUT CANCER. I MEAN EVERYONE’S AFFECTED BY IT. EVEN IF YOU’VE NEVER HAD IT, SOMEWAY YOU’RE AFFECTED. SOMEONE YOU KNOW HAS HAD IT, FAMILY, FRIENDS. JUST TRYING TO GET IT OUT AND GET SOME MONEY TO THE CANCER CENTER HERE IN CODY AND ST. JUDE CHILDREN’S RESEARCH HOSPITAL.”

BROWN, WHO LOST HIS FATHER TO CANCER OVER A DECADE AGO HAS BEEN BLOWN AWAY BY THE SUPPORT.

“COMMUNITIES AWESOME. WE HAD ABOUT 1,500 TICKETS, WE HAVE MAYBE 400 LEFT. IT’S BLOWN UP, IT’S INSANE. I DIDN’T EXPECT IT TO BE THIS BIG FOR A FIRST YEAR EVENT. I’D REACH OUT TO SOMEONE AND IT WOULD LEAD TO SOMEONE ELSE. THE ONE’S LOCAL, IT’S JUST AWESOME TO KNOW THAT THEY WANT TO DO THIS. MOST OF THESE PEOPLE DON’T KNOW ME. THEY HAVE NO IDEA WHO I AM AND THEY WERE ALL ABOUT THIS. IT’S JUST COOL HOW PEOPLE WANT TO REACH OUT AND HELP. THEY KNOW HOW BIG CANCER IS.”

THE CELEBRITY SOFTBALL GAME WHICH BENEFITS CANCER RESEARCH IS SCHEDULED TO TAKE PLACE THE WEEKEND OF JUNE 12TH-13TH. BROWN WITH A RUNDOWN OF THE EVENTS.

“JUNE 12TH, WE’RE DOING, IT’S CALLED A DINNER ON THE DIAMOND. IT’S A BANQUET FOR THE CELEBRITIES AND SOME CANCER SURVIVORS. WE’RE GOING TO HAVE SOME COMEDIANS, AL SIMPSON’S GOING TO BE TALKING AT IT, SOME CANCER SURVIVORS TALKING AT IT AND A COUPLE NFL PLAYERS. IT’S JUST A THANK YOU FOR THEM COMING. JUNE 13TH IS THE THE ACTUAL EVENT. GATES WILL OPEN AT 12 NOON. THE HOME RUN DERBY, CELEBRITY HOME RUN DERBY WE’RE DOING, STARTS AT 1:30PM. GAME ITSELF STARTS AT 4PM AND THEN A CONCERT BY BOBBY CHITWOOD WILL FOLLOW.”

AS OF RIGHT NOW TICKETS ARE NOT BEING SOLD FOR DINNER ON THE DIAMOND BUT ADDS THEIR WILL BE A YOUTH PITCHING CLINIC PUT ON BY A FORMER MLB STAR.

“JOHN ROCKER, FORMER ATLANTA BRAVES CLOSER, HE’S ACTUALLY COMING IN EARLY AND GOING TO PUT ON A PITCHING CLINIC FOR YOUTH. DO IT OVER AT THE POWELL LEGION BASEBALL FIELD. AWESOME GUY.

TICKETS ARE GOING FAST. TO PURCHASE YOURS VISIT EVENTBRITE.COM, SEARCH CELEBRITIES AGAINST CANCER SOFTBALL GAME. FOR MORE INFORMATION YOU CAN CONTACT RYAN BROWN AT 250-2372.


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