NWL's best to swing away for charity before All-Star Game
By Northwest League | July 30, 2013 6:39 PM ET
EVERETT, Wash. -- The Everett AquaSox will host the Northwest League All-Star Home Run Derby, presented by Safeco Insurance, prior to the NWL All-Star Game on this coming Tuesday, Aug. 6. The Derby will feature nine of the best power hitters in the league.
Each hitter will represent one of the Derby's nine presenting Safeco agencies. Each agency's charity of choice will receive a donation based on their assigned hitter's performance. The pairings of hitters, agencies and charities are as follows:
2013 NWL All-Star Home Run Derby lineup
Lovsted Worthington Insurance
Northshore YMCA Youth Program
Marysville Anderson Insurance
Everett Boys & Girls Club
McClain Insurance Services
Everett Public Schools Foundation
Mosaic Insurance Alliance
Little Red School House
Robert D. Gregg & Sons, Inc.
Alderwood Little League
Sea Mountain Insurance Brokers
Hand in Hand
Independence Guide Dogs
Thomas & Associates Insurance
CampFire USA Snohomish County
Whitfield United - Leavitt
Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County
The derby has two rounds, with the top three mashers from the opening round advancing to the final. The winner earns $2500 for his sponsor's charity and pockets a $500 bonus. The other hitters in the competition will earn between $100 and $1000 for their charity.
The All-Star festivities include the All-Star Luncheon, All-Star Fan Fest, Home Run Derby and the league's first All-Star Game since 2004. This annual event will rotate between the Northwest League teams, and will not be back in Everett for eight years.
Limited tickets to the 2013 NWL All-Star Game are still available online at aquasox.com/allstargame, over the phone or in person at the AquaSox offices. For more information on all of the All-Star events, please call 425-258-3673 or visit www.aquasox.com/allstargame