WASHINGTON COUNTY, Pa. — Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown visited Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Wednesday to announce the date of his inaugural celebrity softball game.
will take place June 11 at 12:30 p.m. at CONSOL Energy Park, home of the Washington Wild Things and the Pennsylvania Rebellion in Washington, Pennsylvania.
The event will feature activities throughout the day, including a celebrity homerun derby followed by a seven-inning softball game that will feature Brown, his teammates and other celebrities. A full roster of participants and schedule of events will be announced in the weeks to come.%
During Brown’s announcement, he introduced the game’s honorary batboy and batgirl, whom are attending from the event's charity partner, the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation.
"We are honored that Antonio has chosen Children's Hospital as his charity of choice for the celebrity softball game," said Brian Harman, director of corporate and community giving for Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation. "We are grateful for his continued support on and off the field."
The Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation is the sole fundraising arm of Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. The Foundation exists to provide financial support for the hospital's mission of excellence in patient care, teaching and research.
"I have a great passion for children. I have four of my own. So when I had to select a charity for my softball game, I thought the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation was an ideal fit. The level of care they provide to sick children is beyond words," Brown said.
Tickets to the game can be purchased in person at CONSOL Energy Park, over the phone at 724.250.9555 or online by
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