Lexington, SC (Paul Kirby) - A new event and opportunity to make a difference is coming to Lexington County in October. The Fifth Annual South Carolina Youth Diabetes Association (SCYDA) Celebrity Softball Game will emanate from Lexington County Baseball Stadium on Saturday, October 20th.
The SCYDA game has been played in Mauldin, S.C. for the past four years. However, organizer Matthew Scott has said the move to Lexington is one that excites him.
"I am really thrilled to have it here in Lexington County. The stadium is wonderful, so I'd encourage everyone to come out to a magnificent ballpark and support a great cause," Matthew shared inside Blowfish on Main earlier this week.
The SCYDA uses this celebrity softball game to help raise money and send children with type 1 diabetes to a summer camp. All proceeds raised on October 20th will be used in that endeavor.
Along with the actual softball game, there will be a homerun derby as well as an autograph session with the athletes before the game. There will also be a silent auction on the concourse as the game is occurring on the field. They've actually packed enough fun into this day for every member of your entire family to have something to enjoy.
Some of the items available for bid include baseballs signed by Goose Gassage, former Atlanta Brave Andruw Jones, current Boston Red Sox Brandon Phillips, and the King of NASCAR Richard Petty. A football signed by Heisman winner, and current Carolina Panthers quarterback, Cam Newton will also be available for bidding during the silent auction. Autographed items also include signatures from former Atlanta Brave Dale Murphy and Patrick Renna, most famous for his role as "Ham Porter" in The Sandlot, a summer-time classic that has been a must see for children and adults for decades.
The participants span several different sports and include names that many in Lexington County are familiar with, including Tampa Bay's Ray Nick Ciuffo. Former Gamecocks Nicki Blue, Olivia Lawrence, Colby Holmes and Adam Westmoreland, as well as former Blowfish Chris Singleton, Colie Bowers and Kyle Martin will also be in attendance.
Come, bring the family, and enjoy a day out at the ballpark Saturday October 20th to watch baseball stars including former Atlanta Braves pitcher Kyle Farnsworth, Chris Singleton, Colby Homes and Nick Ciuffo. Tickets are just $5.00 and can be purchased below. More information? Call 254-3474 or check out www.goblowfishbaseball.com.