The event, which has raised more than $340,000 to date, will benefit Mercy Ministries, Soles4Souls, Catch-a-Dream, Nashville Children's Alliance and several other local charities.
"The game is an opportunity for us to give back to the community as well as offer Titans fans and their families a chance to see our players and coaches in a casual and fun environment," said Fisher, who carries a 6-1-1 record into this year's game against special teams coach Alan Lowry's squad. "The players look forward to this event every year. They really enjoy the night out competing against one another. The locker room ribbing goes on all year long."
Lowry will look for his second straight victory over Fisher's team this year.
"We always have so much fun. Every year, I tell my team before the game to go out and play well enough that Jeff's team has to cheat to win. Last year, they got so far behind, they just couldn't cheat enough and they finally let us win," Lowry said with a smile. "This year, I am going to hold secret practices and have my guys meet up at the batting cages."
Fisher's reponse? "You know, it really doesn't matter who I put on my team – he'll pick and choose sometime between now and the first pitch. So we'll adjust. But I also have a highly-motivated team for Saturday night because we were upset last year for the first time."
Past "Friends" have included Kerry Collins, Vince Young, Cortland Finnegan, Steve McNair, Eddie Geore, Frank Wycheck, David Thornton, Justin Gage, Kyle Vanden Bosch, Chris Hope, Kevin Dyson, Keith Bulluck, Bo Scaife, Jevon Kearse, Rob Bironas, Kenny Chesney and Vince Gill, among others.
Free parking will be provided by the Tennessee Titans and the evening will be capped off by a dazzling fireworks display, presented by Bridgestone/Best One. Gates will open at 5 p.m. and early arrivals can enjoy pre-game activities, including an exhibition game played by the Little League Softball Clubs and a "Hit it Out of the Park" contest between the NFL Players.
General Admission is $10 and reserved seats are $15. Tickets for children 12 and under are $6. Tickets are on sale now through the Nashville Sounds ticket office or by calling 615-242-4371. Show your KrogerPlus card, Military or Student ID and get $1 off. For additional information, please visit the Nashville Sounds' web site at: www.nashvillesounds.com.
Again this year, the Nashville-based charity, Soles4Souls™ Inc., the global organization dedicated to providing free footwear to people in need all over the world, will conduct a shoe drive at the charity softball game. Soles4Souls (www.giveshoes.org) is asking for your 'gently worn' shoes to make a tangible difference in someone's life. It is estimated that Americans have 1.5 billion pairs of unworn shoes lying in their closets.