Dedeaux Field Set To Host Celebrity Softball Game On July 23

July 10, 2009

LOS ANGELES -- Several USC legendary athletes, as well as several celebrities, will participate in The Strike Out Lou Gehrig's Disease All Star Softball Game at Dedeaux Field on Thursday (July 23), beginning at 7 p.m. Team Hollywood will face The USC Legends to help the Greater Los Angeles Chapter of The ALS Association.

The charity helps to provide services and programs to people fighting ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) in seven counties California.

The USC Legends team will feature Marcus Allen, Charles White, Anthony Davis, Fred Lynn, Bret Boone, Don Buford, Inger Miller, Johnnie Morton, Quincy Watts, Tom House and Steve Kemp.

Team Hollywood will feature Nancy O'Dell ('Access Hollywood'), Danny Pino ('Cold Case'), Kate Linder ('Young and the Restless') and Jessica Mendoza (USA Women's softball Olympic Gold Medal winner). Additional celebrities scheduled to play include Richard Roundtree ('Shaft'), Access Hollywood Rising Star Matthew Willig ('Year One'), Art LaFleur ('Field of Dreams'), Melinda Clarke ('The O.C.') and Michael Steger ('90210') with a special appearance by the international superstar, 'Tillman the Skateboarding Dog.'

Michael Johns of 'American Idol' will also be appearing to sing the national anthem and play on Team Hollywood.

The softball game will be preceded by a free youth baseball clinic, home run derby, and a tribute to Lou Gehrig. There will be a VIP Reception for invited guests, taking place immediately after the game at the USC Baseball Hall of Fame.

The game is being produced in conjunction with the USC Baseball Alumni Association and is made possible through the generous donations form Ernst & Young and The Renaissance Hotel Agoura Hills.

Tickets for the celebrity softball game are $10 for adults and $8 for children 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased by contacting the chapter at (818) 865-8067 or at the Dedeaux Field Box Office on the day of the event. Fans are asked to enter the USC campus off Gate 6 (36th and Vermont) for parking to the game.

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