BayBears to host celebrity softball game Saturday at Hank Aaron Stadium

Local former college and professional athletes to participate in event

By Mobile BayBears | June 13, 2017 5:31 PM ET

MOBILE, Ala. (June 13, 2017) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, will be hosting a celebrity softball game Saturday at Hank Aaron Stadium as a fundraiser to benefit the Westside Buddy Ball League.

The game features local former Alabama and Auburn football stars, as well as current and retired professional athletes. Celebrities include A.J. McCarron, Jon Lieber, Nick Fairley, D.J. Fluker, Kevin Norwood, Reese Dismukes, and more. Local media personalities will also take part in the game.

There will be a special meet-and-greet autograph session with the athletes following game from 5:45 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. in the Cytranet Event Center. Donations will be accepted for autographs, with proceeds benefitting Westside Buddy Ball.

Gates to Hank Aaron Stadium open at 4:00 p.m., and tickets are available for as low as $7 (advance) and $8 (day of the game). Fans may also purchase $10 fundraiser tickets, with $5 of each ticket benefitting Westside Buddy Ball (Contact Rochelle Jordan: 251-605-5939 or All tickets purchased include both the celebrity game at 4:30 p.m. and the BayBears game against the Biloxi Shuckers at 7:05 p.m.

A silent auction will be held during both games. Items include former BayBears memorabilia, items from A.J. McCarron, Jon Lieber, and more. The game also features $1 concessions night, with $1 hot dogs, chips, popcorn, and sodas.

The BayBears host 70 home dates through Labor Day, September 4. Single-game tickets and ticket packages are currently on sale. Season tickets and group and hospitality offerings for the 2017 season can be reserved by calling (251) 479-BEAR (2327).

About the Mobile BayBears

The Mobile BayBears are the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles of Anaheim and play their games at beautiful Hank Aaron Stadium in Mobile, Alabama. The BayBears were founded in 1997 and have won four Southern League titles in 1998, 2004, 2011, and 2012. Additionally, the 1998 and 2011 championship squads were named Minor League Team of the Year by Baseball America. More than 150 former BayBears have reached the Major League level, including All-Stars Max Scherzer, Paul Goldschmidt, Jake Peavy, Carlos Gonzalez, and Justin Upton. For more information on the Mobile BayBears and Hank Aaron Stadium, please visit, call (251) 479-BEAR (2327), or contact Steve Goldberg via email at


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