Thanks to Taylor Mayad for the following information:
Dirk on the diamond! That’s right, the NBA champion and 11-time NBA All-Star will take to the ballpark for what’s now being dubbed Dirk Nowitzki’s 2012 Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game on Saturday, June 30, at 6 p.m. at the Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco (7300 RoughRiders Trl).
Famous faces and local luminaries will include Dirk Nowitzki (forward and MVP of the 2011 NBA world champion Dallas Mavericks), Jason Terry (Dallas Mavericks guard), Delonte West (Dallas Mavericks guard), Brian Cardinal (Dallas Mavericks forward), Mark Cuban (Dallas Mavericks owner), Rick Carlisle (Dallas Mavericks head coach), Ugo Ihemelu (FC Dallas defender), Brek Shea (FC Dallas midfielder), Daryl “Moose” Johnston (former Dallas Cowboys fullback and three-time Super Bowl champion), Roy Williams (former Dallas Cowboys strong safety and OU legend), Geoff Stults (actor of TV series The Finder and movies The Break-up, Wedding Crashers and J. Edgar), Ben Grieve (former major league outfielder), Kevin Mench (former Texas Ranger), Donnie Nelson (Dallas Mavericks president), and more to be named. Note: Roster subject to change.
For the 11th year, two baseball teams, each made up of celebrity players and amateurs, will slug it out for nine innings of hard-charging, umpires-umpping, trash-talking, uniform-wearing, base-stealing, home run-hitting, authentic baseball!
NEW THIS YEAR – SWING WITH THE STARS! Think you got what it takes to out-hit Dirk and the celebrity players? The public will have a chance to swing with the stars during the Celebrity Home Run Derby. To qualify, interested participants must try out by June 22 at HITS400, a new luxury indoor batting cage located in Plano at 4000 Hedgcoxe Rd. Four skilled long ball hitters will be selected to suit up and compete against the celeb players on June 30.
Tickets are on sale now for $7, $9, $13 and $16 at Ticketmaster (800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com) or at the Dr Pepper Ballpark Box Office during office hours. Will call will open at 10 a.m. June 30. Tickets also will be available at the door.
Proceeds will benefit the Dirk Nowitzki Foundation and the Heroes Foundation. Longtime Heroes partner Whataburger is once again sponsoring the Special Olympics All-Star Softball Game. Baylor Medical Center at Frisco and HITS400 are the presenting sponsors of the Celebrity Home Run Derby. Media partners are WFAA Channel 8, 103.3 FM ESPN Radio and 1540 AM ESPN Deportes.