10/19/2009 10:07 AM ET
First Ever Brian McCann Celebrity Softball Game Set for Friday, November 13
Presented by Brian & Ashley McCann, Chipper & Sharon Jones, and Jet Sports Management
Proceeds Benefit the Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research
ATLANTA - Atlanta Braves All-Star catcher Brian McCann and his wife Ashley; Braves All-Star Third Baseman Chipper Jones and his wife Sharon; and Jet Sports Management are proud to present the first ever Brian McCann Rally Celebrity Softball Game, taking place Friday, November 13 at Russ Chandler Stadium on the Georgia Tech campus.
With Brian McCann anchoring one team and teammate Chipper Jones leading the opposing squad, the first ever Rally Celebrity Softball Game will be a contest not to be missed.
• Tickets for the Rally Celebrity Softball Game are FREE for children 12 and under, $5 for students and $10 for adults, with all proceeds benefitting the Rally Foundation.
• When/Where: November 13 at Russ Chandler Stadium. Gates open at 6:00 p.m., Home Run Derby begins at 7:00 p.m., and first pitch of the Celebrity Softball Game is set for 7:35 p.m.
• Secure your tickets today at: rallyfoundation.org and "Participate" link.
• All proceeds of the event will benefit the Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research and their mission to find better treatments with fewer long-term side effects and cures for childhood cancer.
"The children Ashley and I have met through our work with the Rally Foundation have gone through so much, and yet they have the most amazing courage and strength," said McCann. "We feel so fortunate to have the opportunity to meet such inspiring children and support such an incredible cause."
In just three years, Rally Foundation has awarded more than $1 million in research grants while supporting 39 projects in 22 hospitals nationwide. The Aflac Cancer Center of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta is one of Rally's locally funded grants for research on the DNA of childhood cancer survivor's and bone marrow transplant nurses. Emory University's uninsured young adult childhood cancer survivor's clinic is also locally funded.
About Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research
Rally Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, through volunteer-coordinated initiatives, is dedicated to raising awareness and funds for childhood cancer research. Childhood cancer is the number one disease killer of kids ages 0 to 20, with 46 children diagnosed every day. Childhood cancer research is under-funded by as much as $30 million each year. Rally Foundation donates all of its proceeds to support childhood cancer research to find better treatments and cures. Rally Foundation received the Independent Charities Seal of Excellence for meeting the highest organizational standards. Visit RallyFoundation.orgfor more information.