Andre Ethier and Dustin Pedroia Will Join Muhammad Ali At Coach Murphy's Charity Home Run Derby

Nov. 3, 2009

TEMPE, Ariz. - Former Arizona State Baseball stars Andre Ethier and Dustin Pedroia will join Muhammad Ali at Coach Murphy's Charity Home Run Derby on Friday night at Scottsdale Stadium. Ethier, from the Los Anfeles Dodgers, and Pedroia, from the Boston Red Sox, will be in attendance to root on the home run derby contestants.

ASU Baseball Head Coach, Pat Murphy, is leading sluggers up to bat as he hosts his Inaugural Charity Home Run Derby & Family Fun Fall Festival. Celebrities including Muhammad Ali will make special appearances to root on contestants as they swing for the fences.

Entertainment will be featured throughout the night including The Rave, Phoenix's hottest variety rock band. Attendees can also enjoy dinner options, a silent auction and raffle drawings. A Kid Zone is available for children 10 years old and under.

The Home Run Derby & Family Fun Fall Festival will benefit The Crossroads, Inc. Transitional living for people in recovery. Substance abuse affects all of our lives. The Crossroads, Inc. has provided a safe and healthy environment for people recovering from alcoholism and addiction for nearly 50 years in the Phoenix area. Throughout its six facilities, it impacts residents, alumni, and community members with continuing support meetings and educational scholarships.

The event will be at Scottsdale Stadium on Friday, November 6 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

General Admission tickets cost $9 in advance or $15 at the door and children 3 years old and under are free. To purchase tickets or for more information on individual or corporate sponsorship opportunities, please contact Brent Downs at (602)279-2585 or

Tickets can also be purchased online at

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