Batters Up For Charity

Where can you see Mavericks, Stars and Cowboys on one field? It's not some super-new sports mash-up. That would be risky. It's baseball! Which considering the lack of baseball players involved, may also be risky. So why are these sports behemoths risking their reputations playing a game outside their job descriptions? They're doing it for their communities. Jason Kidd, Mike Modano, DeMarcus Ware and Warren Sapp are just a few sports stars participating in the tenth anniversary edition of the Reebok Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game, which benefits the children's charities of The Heroes Foundation and The Mike Modano Foundation. Two all-star baseball teams, the Blue Sox and White Sox, are formed for the game. Each is comprised of at least ten celebrity players and ten amateurs, playing "hard-charging, umpires-umpping, trash-talking, base-stealing, home run-hitting, nine-inning, authentic baseball."And while Downtown Dallas won't shut down for a winner's parade, a Fireworks Finale will celebrate good sports and good times. The Reebok 2011 Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game is at 6 p.m., Saturday at Dr Pepper Ballpark, 7300 Roughriders Trail, Frisco. The event kicks off with a Special Olympics All-Star Softball game at 3 p.m. Tickets are $5 to $15. Call 817-788-5686 or visit
Sat., July 9, 6 p.m., 2011

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