This weekend you can be part of the 8th Annual Celebrity Softball game hosted by Arizona Cardinal's favorite, Larry Fitzgerald. The game will be at Salt River Fields this Saturday, April 21.
The charity event is not only fun for the whole family, it also benefits a great cause.
The “First Down Fund” was established in 2004 to combat breast cancer and also support youth activities.
"I think it's important to give kids the resources they need to be able to thrive,” Fitzgerald said.
The redbirds receiver was in studio Monday, talking with the 12 Today team, saying this friendly game creates opportunities for fans ahead of football season.
“I think it's great because the fans are able to interact with all the celebrities between innings," Fitzgerald said. "They go sign autographs, take pictures and interact with the fans and I think that's what makes it very unique personable.”
Fitz will be joined by teammate David Johnson and former Cardinal Calais Campbell and Adrian Peterson. Fitz says, watching pro athletes swing a bat is pretty comical.
“You don't have the motions synced up, you don't have the power that you think you should. I've got some great warning track power but I don't hit it over the fence,” he said.
After a few laughs, the kiddos can get in on the fun with balloon artists and face painting with some of their local heroes.
“We have a responsibility to be positive role models for them and so when I see the young people, especially young people wearing Cardinals jerseys, you know myself or my teammates, we have to be positive, we have to always be encouraging and help them support their dreams like ours were supported as young people,” Fitzgerald said.
Plus, bring at least two cans of food, for a raffle ticket for a chance to win prizes all while supporting hungry families in the valley! Don’t forget, when the sun goes down, the W Scottsdale will set the stage for the VIP after-party.
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