HIGHLAND, Mich. – WAC Lighting is a Grand Slam Co-Sponsor of the 2018 Joe Kocur Foundation for Children 10th Anniversary Celebrity Charity Softball Series, which will be held Saturday, August 25th at Duck Lake Pines Park at 1241 N. Duck Lake Road in Highland Michigan. Gates open at 11 a.m. and the games begin at 12:15 p.m., 2:15 p.m. and 4:15 p.m. Additional Sponsors include Pepsi and Meijer, and the other Grand Slam Sponsor is Madison Heights Glass. For more information, visit joekocurfoundation.org.
Playing during the event will be the following Detroit celebrities: Karen Drew of WDIV; Amy Andrews of FOX2; Brad Galli of WXYZ; Former Detroit Tigers Pitchers Dave Rozema and Steve Avery; Detroit Red Wings’ Danny Dekeyser, Dylan Larkin and Head Coach Jeff Blashill; and Former Red Wings’ Mickey Redmond; Dino Ciccarelli; Darren McCarty; Pat Peake; Joe Kocur; Mike Knuble; Bryan Smolinski; Darren Pang; Manny Legacy; Kris Draper and Eddie Mio.
All proceeds benefit the following local charities: Huron Valley Special Olympics; Play Like Jackson Foundation; Team Kendal Kidz; Wings of Mercy East Michigan; FAR Therapeutic Arts & Recreation; Lakeland High School Public Service Scholarship; and The Shannon Gaber Silverthorn Memorial Foundation (for students entering law enforcement or firefighting careers).
The Kids baseball will feature fun events and attractions including bounce houses, Ferris wheel, carnival Midway with games, food and beverages, prizes, silent auction, and all day entertainment including live music and beer tent.
Tickets are $10 per person in advance and $15 per person at the gate. Children ages 14 and under will be admitted free. Pre-event tickets are available for purchase at Bakers of Milford, the Comeback Inn of Highland, and South Lyon Hotel. All tickets purchased will be entered into a drawing for raffle prizes that will be awarded throughout the day. Pre-event tickets are available at www.2018Joe KocurSoftball.eventbrite.com.
About The Joe Kocur Foundation for Children
The Joe Kocur Foundation for Children is dedicated to assisting children and their families in need by partnering with the local southeastern Michigan communities that it serves. Formed over a campfire in 2009, the Joe Kocur Foundation for Children has been assisting children’s organizations, non-profits and local families in need by developing fundraising events that are both family-friendly and provide for an opportunity to interact with others in the community that value the spirit of giving. Since the formation, the foundation has assisted local charities with the primary goal of focusing on families that need assistance either by financial means or logistical support. For more information, call 1.810.991.0001 or email the organization at firstname.lastname@example.org.