Pinnacle Financial Partners Joins as Presenting Sponsor; Soles4Souls® to Host Shoe Collection and Donation Drive for Nashville Flood Relief at Gate*
Pinnacle Financial Partners is the presenting sponsor of the event, which benefits Soles4Souls Nashville Flood Relief, Nashville Children's Alliance, Mercy Ministries, Catch-A-Dream, 2nd Harvest Food Bank, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and several other local charities.
Confirmed "Friends" are: Kerry Collins, Rob Bironas, Chris Hope, Ahmard Hall, Cortland Finnegan, Will Witherspoon, Tony Brown, Gerald McRath, Justin Gage, Nate Washington, Brett Kern and Michael Griffin. More players will be added in the coming days.
The event has raised 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," Titans head coach Jeff Fisher said.
Fisher owns a 7-1-1 record against his opponent – Titans Special Teams Coach Alan "Music City Miracle" Lowry.
"Everyone looks forward to this event each year and the players love to interact with their fans and compete on the softball diamond," Fisher said. "It's hard to believe this is our 10th year doing this."
Tickets are $10 for general admission and $15 for reserved seats. Tickets for children 12 and under are $6. Tickets are available at the Nashville Sounds ticket office, by calling 615/690-HITS or online at www.nashvillesounds.com. Show your KrogerPlus card, Military or Student ID and get $1 off. Complimentary parking will be provided by the Tennessee Titans.
Bridgestone and Best One will again host a dazzling fireworks display to cap off the evening. Gates open at 5 p.m. with free parking. Early arrivals can enjoy the Vanderbilt Children's Hospital Fun Zone and other pre-game activities, including an exhibition game played by the Tennessee Titans staff and a "Hit it Out of the Park" contest between the Titans players.
The lineup of players will be confirmed in the coming weeks. 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.
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, Velcro wall, 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: Lyons GM, The Tennessean, WKRN/News 2, WKDF 103, 104.5 The Zone, Purity Dairy, Coca-Cola/Dasani, Reebok, Kroger, Coors Light, 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 SecurityServices, Inc, American Paper & Twine Capital Financial Group, Gaylord Entertainment Foundation and Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Tennessee
For more event information, please go to www.teamstrategies.net.
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