Big Names, Big Hearts, Big FUN!

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Local Sports Celebrities Join Forces at Victory Field in Support of Indiana Children’s Wish Fund

The crack of the bat.  The smell of hot dogs fresh from the grill. The sweet tang of frozen lemonade.  Instead of Indianapolis’ beloved Indians who go along with these Victory Field favorites the Tribe welcomes sport and media celebrities from all over Indianapolis for the eighth annual Caroline Symmes Memorial Celebrity Softball Challenge.

On June 9, Indianapolis Colts standout Robert Mathis and Indiana Pacers All-Star Paul George take over the beautiful downtown as they host the challenge. Teams consist of members from both teams as well as media representatives and even a few mascots. A friendly challenge, both teams are ready to give it their all for the fans’ enjoyment and for a great cause.

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Named for Caroline Symmes, an Indiana Children’s Wish Fund child who was a large part of the first softball challenge in 2009, the event keeps her memory alive along with promoting the mission of the fund.  Founded in 1984, the Indiana Children’s Wish Fund helps make the wishes of children ages 3-18 with a terminal illness a reality.  All proceeds from the Celebrity Softball Challenge benefit the Fund and allow children to fulfill their dreams of traveling to Disney World or meeting their favorite celebrities, to name a few.

The action begins with a Homer Run Derby at 6 p.m., so fans are encouraged to arrive early.  Following the Derby, Mathis and George lead their teams in a fun, friendly yet competitive seven-inning game. Tickets are on sale now, so don’t miss out on the fun and celebrities!


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