NEW YORK (May 16, 2018) ––Yankees All-Star CC Sabathia will host a Celebrity Softball Game on Thursday, June 28 at 6:30 pm at Yankee Stadium. All proceeds from the event benefit the PitCCh In Foundation and the New York Yankees Foundation.
The softball game will feature celebrities and athletes alike squaring off under the lights of Yankee Stadium, all in the name of charity. Participants including Fat Joe, Giancarlo Stanton, Jadakiss, Terrell Owens, Victor Cruz, Tiki Barber, Michael Rapaport, Desus Nice, Jorge & Laura Posada, Sharlee Jeter, Dasha Polanco, Christopher Jackson and more to be announced will partake in the star-studded evening beginning with a red carpet, VIP reception, the softball game itself and a trophy presentation. Fans will be able to get in on the action by purchasing tickets ranging from general admission to VIP.
Yankees Season Ticket Licensees, Yankees Universe members, Yankees Group Leaders and PitCCh In Foundation Friends will have the opportunity to take part in a special pre-on-sale beginning on Thursday, May 17. Tickets in general seating areas will range in price from $20 to $100 and go on sale Friday, May 18 at 10:00 a.m. ET at Yankee Stadium Advance Ticket Windows, and online at www.yankees.com/ccsoftball and www.ticketmaster.com. Special packages, including Delta SKY360˚ Suite seats, Champions Suite seats, VIP Legends Suite seats, player packages and bat boy/girl packages, begin at $200 and are also available.
“My wife Amber and I have wanted to organize a softball game fundraiser for a while,” said CC. “This was finally the right time, so we can’t be more excited that we get to partner with the New York Yankees Foundation and host it at Yankee Stadium. This Celebrity Softball Game is going to bring out some amazing athletes and celebrities for a great cause.”
“Since we started the PitCCh In Foundation, CC and I have been overwhelmed by how many people have wanted to get involved with the foundation,” said Amber Sabathia. “We are especially appreciative that Jennifer Steinbrenner Swindal and the Yankees organization wanted to collaborate on this event. Our goals are to positively impact the community and to help support as many deserving youth as possible. The funds raised at this event will help us do that.”
Funds and proceeds raised throughout the evening will directly benefit the PitCCh In and New York Yankees Foundations. The PitCCH In Foundation hosts multiple initiatives throughout the year in the New York Tri-State area and Sabathia’s hometown of Vallejo, Calif., to enrich the lives of inner city children through education and athletics. The New York Yankees Foundation is committed to dedicating resources to support, develop, and implement initiatives that provide area youth with access to positive educational, recreational and social outlets.
“CC and Amber Sabathia have dedicated countless hours and untold resources over the years toward improving the quality of life for those in their community,” said Yankees General Partner / Vice Chairperson Jennifer Steinbrenner Swindal. “We are thrilled to partner with them and the PitCCh In Foundation on this event and look forward to a fun-filled evening that will benefit those in need.”
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