Comcast proudly announces the 10th Annual Comcast “Jeff Fisher & Friends” Charity Softball Game is set for Sunday, June 13, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at Greer Stadium. Pinnacle Financial Partners joins the event as the presenting sponsor. The event benefits the Soles4Souls Nashville Flood Relief, Nashville Children’s Alliance, Mercy Ministries, Catch-A-Dream, 2nd Harvest Food Bank, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and several other local charities. The event has risen over $450,000 to date.
“The game is an opportunity for us to give back to the community, especially after the recent flooding in our area, as well as offering the fans and their families a fun night out at the ballpark. It is hard to believe that this is the tenth year”, says Jeff Fisher, whose record is 7-1-1 over Special Teams Coach Alan “Music City Miracle” Lowry. Fisher adds “Everyone looks forward to this event every year and the players love to interact with their fans and compete on the softball diamond.”
Past “Friends” have included: Vince Young, Chris Johnson, Kerry Collins, Kyle Vanden Bosch, Chris Hope, Cortland Finnegan, David Thornton, Michael Griffin, Jevon Kearse, Kevin Mawae, Nick Harper, Craig Hentrich, Rob Bironas, Keith Bulluck and many more.
Soles4Souls™ Inc., the global organization dedicated to providing free footwear to people in need all over the world, will be conducting a shoe collection and donation drive at the charity softball game to benefit the victims of the recent flooding in the area. Soles4Souls is asking for your ‘gently worn’ shoes or to make a donation at the game or at www.giveshoes.org
. Your support will make a tangible difference in the lives of the people in Nashville and Middle Tennessee.
Complimentary parking will be provided by the Tennessee Titans. Admission is $10.00 for General Admission and $15.00 for Reserved Seats. In addition, the game has a Kids’ ticket, 12 and under, for $6.00. Tickets are on sale now through the Nashville Sounds ticket office or by calling at 615/690-HITS or online at www.nashvillesounds.com
. Show your KrogerPlus card, Military or Student ID and get $1 off. For more event information, please go to www.teamstrategies.net
Bridgestone and Best One will again host a dazzling fireworks display to cap off the evening. Gates will open at 5:00 PM and parking is free. Early arrivals can enjoy the Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital Fun Zone and watch pre-game activities such as an exhibition game played by the Tennessee Titans staff and the “Hit it Out of the Park” contest between the NFL Players.
The Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital Fun Zone, supported by Tum-E Yummies is located at the main gate of Greer Stadium. It is packed with brand new games including a trampoline bounce, a velcro wall, an inflatable jump slide and a speed pitch. The Fun Zone is primarily geared toward children ages 12 and under. However, the speed pitch is open to fans of all ages. The inflatable jump slide is free and the rest of the games charge a nominal fee. The Fun Zone remains open from the time gates open until the end of the 7th inning.
Additional 2010 sponsors include: The Tennessean, WKRN/News 2, WKDF 103, 104.5, The Zone, Purity Dairy, Coca-Cola/Dasani, Reebok, Kroger, Coors Light, RJ Young, Joslin Signs, McConnells Catering, US Food Service, Advocare, Copper Kettle, Grand Events Nashville, Athens Distributing, Wilson Sporting Goods, Richards & Southern, Woodring Accounting, Baptist Hospital, Action Security Services, Inc, American Paper & Twine Capital Financial Group, Gaylord Entertainment Foundation and Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Tennessee
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) is one of the nation’s leading providers of entertainment, information and communication products and services. With 23.6 million cable customers, 15.9 million high-speed Internet customers, and 7.6 million Comcast Digital Voice customers, Comcast is principally involved in the development, management and operation of cable systems and in the delivery of programming content.
Comcast’s content networks and investments include E! Entertainment Television, Style Network, Golf Channel, VERSUS, G4, PBS KIDS Sprout, TV One, 11 regional sports networks operated by Comcast Sports Group and Comcast Interactive Media, which develops and operates Comcast’s Internet businesses, including Comcast.net (www.comcast.net
). Comcast also has a majority ownership in Comcast-Spectacor, which owns two professional sports teams, the Philadelphia 76ers NBA basketball team and the Philadelphia Flyers NHL hockey team, and a large, multipurpose arena in Philadelphia, the Wachovia Center, and manages other facilities for sporting events, concerts and other events.