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Brian Kelly to Throw Out First Pitch on July 23

Pre-game interview with Darin Pritchett
July 14, 2015

MISHAWAKA, Indiana (July 15, 2015) - The Centre P.C. is hosting a "Night at the Ballpark" on Thursday, July 23rd  at Four Winds Field in support of the Kelly Cares Foundation. University of Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly and wife Paqui will be on hand at the game to throw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the 7:05 matchup between the South Bend Cubs and the Great Lakes Loons. Dr. Ronald Downs and Dr. Patrick Viscardi from The Centre, P.C. will be joining the Kellys in throwing out the first pitch. 

Leading up to the Night at the Ballpark, the South Bend Cubs, Kelly Cares Foundation and The Centre, P.C. are hosting an online raffle to raise money for the charity which will run until July 20th. For every $5 donation, fans are entered to win tickets to the game along with a football signed by Coach Kelly, a photo with Coach Kelly and Paqui on the baseball diamond, services and products from The Centre, P.C., and others items. To enter, fans can visit

The appearance at Four Winds Field on Thursday, July 23 will bring together area physicians and their families with Coach Kelly to draw attention to the work of the Kelly Cares Foundation with a private event during the game. Fans will have the chance to learn more out about Kelly Cares Foundation when Brian and Paqui go on air with official South Bend Cubs radio broadcaster Darin Pritchett for a pre-game interview.

"There's something about a night at the ballpark that just puts everybody in a good mood," said Dr. Ronald Downs, CEO at The Centre, P.C. "It's really what the summer is about. Brian and Paqui deeply appreciate the tireless efforts of our region's doctors when it comes to cancer treatment. Their partnership is something to celebrate, and that's what this night is about. Plus, he's a bit of a baseball fan-so when he had the chance to throw out the first pitch, he wasn't about to turn it down."

Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling the Box Office at 574-235-9988.


About Kelly Cares Foundation

The Kelly Cares Foundation, now in its sixth year, was founded with the objective of supporting organizations, initiatives and programs that closely align with the goals and values of the Kelly family in the three pillars of Health, Education and Community. The Foundation is establishing itself as a "Playbook for Hope" in its local community and beyond as it seeks to provide direct and immediate assistance for as many people as possible. Since its founding in 2008, the Kelly Cares Foundation has donated more than $2.5 million to support causes locally, nationally and globally. Organizations that have received contributions from the Kelly Cares Foundation include the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, Breezy Point Disaster Relief Fund and the Notre Dame Hesburgh Library.


About The Centre, P.C.

The Centre, P.C. is a comprehensive plastic surgery practice that offers surgical and non-surgical solutions and delivers professional care to patients throughout Northern Indiana and Southern Michigan with locations in Mishawaka, Elkhart and Goshen. For more information, visit