Now in it's sixth year, Reckless Kelly's Celebrity Softball Jam combines nine innings of "fun-filled, athleticism-optional softball" with a post-game concert on two stages in centerfield.
Led by brothers Willy and Cody Braun, the band created a signature family friendly event with friends from the worlds of music and sports, combining America’s pastime and music to benefit Austin’s youth.
In five years, the Celebrity Softball Jam has raised over $150,000 for area youth leagues including South Austin Little League, Balcones Little League, Montopolis Little League, Del Valley Little League, The Miracle League at Town & Country, The Miracle League of San Antonio, Greater East Austin Youth Association and RBI Austin.
This year, all proceeds from the event will go to a revival of East Austin’s Mabson Field, a park in the heart of an under-resourced neighborhood in the capital of Texas. Proceeds will help cover the ongoing costs of a $300,000 renovation project for Mabson Field, including a professional quality artificial turf playing surface which was revealed earlier this week. The field serves boys and girls ages 4-12 through RBI Austin and the Greater East Austin Youth Association.
Artists announced for the 2014 Celebrity Softball Jam include: Roger Creager, Turnpike Troubadors, Cody Canada and the Departed, Wade Bowen, Charlie Robison, Micky & the Motorcars, Pauline Reese, Peterson Brothers, George DeVore, John D. Hale Band, Possum Posse, Uncle Lucius, Shinyribs, William Clark Green, Whiskey Myers, Taco & the Enchiladas and Midnight River Choir.
The event will take place on May 11th at 1pm at Dell Diamond, home of the Round Rock Express, an AAA affiliate for the Texas Rangers.
If you live far or cannot make it out, you can still make a difference by donating to this fundraiser. Simply click here to help out!
Tickets are on sale now. For more information visit here.