INDIANAPOLIS, Apr. 27, 2015 – Indianapolis Colt Robert Mathis and teammate Dwayne Allen will renew their softball rivalry on Thurs, June 4 with Indiana Pacers star Paul George at Victory Field as they host the Indiana Children’s Wish Fund seventh annual Caroline Symmes Memorial Celebrity Softball Challenge, presented by the Tony Stewart Foundation.
Mathis and Allen, as well as George will make up their softball squads from celebrities that include players from both the Colts and Pacers as well as mascots, media personalities and other local sports stars.
The excitement begins with a Home Run Derby competition at 6:00 p.m., followed by the seven-inning Celebrity Softball Game at 7:00 p.m. played on the home field of Indianapolis Indians. Tickets are available starting today for $10 and can be purchased through the Celebrity Softball page of IndyIndians.com or from the Victory Field Box Office, (317) 269-3545.
The event is in memory of Caroline Symmes, an Indiana Children’s Wish Fund child who was involved with the 2009 inaugural softball event but passed away later that year. Proceeds from this event help Indiana Children’s Wish Fund grant wishes to Indiana children, ages 3-18, who suffer from life-threatening illnesses. The Fund has granted over 3,000 wishes to Indiana children dating back to 1987, including trips to Disney World, meeting celebrities, shopping trips and more.
More About the Indianapolis Indians
The Indianapolis Indians are the professional Triple-A baseball club affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates, and have been in continuous operation since 1902. The Indians play their home games at Victory Field in downtown Indianapolis, a 14,200-seat ballpark that has received numerous national accolades as one of the best minor league stadiums in the United States. The Indians’ front office was named one of The Best Places to Work in Indiana by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce in 2014 and 2015. In 2014, the Indians set a Victory Field attendance record by welcoming 660,289 fans, just one season after leading all of Minor League Baseball in overall attendance on their way to being presented with Baseball America’s 2013 Triple-A Bob Freitas Award for the best overall operations at the Triple-A level. Click here for an in-depth overview of the 2014 Victory Field Experience.