Published on June 6th, 2018 | by Landon Buford0
Dirk Nowitzki’s 2018 Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game June 8th in Frisco,Texas
Going, going, gone! While there may not be many home runs hit, tickets are disappearing fast for one of the summer’s most sought-after pastimes. Dirk Nowitzki’s 2018 Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game, presented by Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Frisco, is set for Friday, June 8, at 6:30 p.m. at the Dr. Pepper Ballpark in Frisco (7300 RoughRiders Trl).
Scheduled to appear are Dallas Cowboys Dak Prescott, Zeke Elliott, Sean Lee and more; Dallas Mavericks Dennis Smith Jr., Harrison Barnes, Mark Cuban and more; former Dallas Cowboys Pro Bowl linebacker Demarcus Ware; Heisman Trophy winner Herschel Walker; and Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller to name a few. NOTE: Roster subject to change. More players to be announced soon.
This year marks the 17th annual event and Dirk’s 7th year to host. Money raised will benefit the children’s charities of the Dirk Nowitzki Foundation and the Heroes Foundation.
Gates to the Dr. Pepper Ballpark will open at 5 p.m. The first pitch of the Heroes Special Olympics All-Star Softball Game will be thrown at 5 p.m.
Britney Holmes of Frisco will sing the National Anthem. Known as the “National Anthem Queen,” Holmes auditioned for American Idol’s 16th season. After initially being told “no” by the celebrity judges (Luke Bryan, Lionel Richie, and Katy Perry), Katy Perry brought Britney back for a second chance to audition during the 2017 American Music Awards. After fans voted her back into the competition, Lionel Richie officially announced Britney as the first contestant to receive a golden ticket to Hollywood. Britney advanced into American Idol’s top 50 and is now working on her debut fall release.
Survivors of the recent Santa Fe High School shooting, Rome Shubert, and Trenton Beazley, will throw out the first pitch. Rome and Trenton are star baseball players at Santa Fe High School. Both were shot that tragic day but showed heroism despite their injuries. Rome was shot in the back of the neck (the bullet went through), and Trenton was grazed in the back. Amazingly, Rome, Trenton and the Santa Fe baseball team were able to muster the strength and make their baseball game just a day after the shooting.
At 6:30 p.m., the seven-inning Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game will get underway as the Blue Sox and White Sox all-stars and amateurs vie for the game trophy, bragging rights, and the coveted MVP award. Between innings, game-goers can enjoy on-the-field stunts, interactive activities, and other family-fun entertainment. Following the game, a 10-minute fireworks finale sponsored by Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Frisco will round out the evening.
Here is the line-up for this year’s game (PLAYERS SUBJECT TO CHANGE):
§ Dirk Nowitzki (Dallas Mavericks MVP and 2011 NBA champion)
§ Dak Prescott (Dallas Cowboys quarterback)
§ Ezekiel Elliott (Dallas Cowboys running back)
§ Mark Cuban (Dallas Mavericks owner and star of Shark Tank)
§ Sean Lee (Dallas Cowboys linebacker)
§ Von Miller (Denver Broncos linebacker)
§ Herschel Walker (Heisman Trophy winner and former Dallas Cowboys running back)
§ Demarcus Ware (former Dallas Cowboys Pro Bowl linebacker)
§ Harrison Barnes (Dallas Mavericks forward) – team manager
§ Dennis Smith, Jr. (Dallas Mavericks point guard)
§ Dan Bailey (Dallas Cowboys kicker)
§ Cole Beasley (Dallas Cowboys wide receiver)
§ Chidobe Awuzie (Dallas Cowboys cornerback)
§ Anthony Brown (Dallas Cowboys cornerback)
§ Rick Carlisle (Dallas Mavericks head coach) – team manager
§ La’el Collins (Dallas Cowboys offensive lineman)
§ Kyle Collinsworth (Dallas Mavericks guard)
§ Matt Dunn (Dallas Rattlers lacrosse team)
§ Yogi Ferrell (Dallas Mavericks guard)
§ Dorian Finney-Smith (Dallas Mavericks forward)
§ Kavon Frazier (Dallas Cowboys safety)
§ Travis Frederick (Dallas Cowboys center)
§ Devin Harris (former Dallas Mavericks guard)
§ Jeff Heath (Dallas Cowboys safety)
§ Byron Jones (Dallas Cowboys defensive back)
§ Jalen Jones (Dallas Mavericks forward)
§ Maxi Kleber (Dallas Mavericks forward)
§ Jourdan Lewis (Dallas Cowboys cornerback)
§ Wesley Matthews (Dallas Mavericks guard)
§ Salah Mejri (Dallas Mavericks center)
§ Dwight Powell (Dallas Mavericks center)
§ Geoff Stults (movie and TV actor of movies Only the Brave and 12 Strong)
§ Ben Grieve (former MLB outfielder)
§ Vernon Wells (former MLB centerfielder)
Tickets are $9, $18, $23 and $35 at TicketReturn or at the Dr. Pepper Ballpark Box Office during office hours. Will call will open at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 8. Tickets also will be available at the door (if the event is not sold out). Parking for the general public will be available at Lots A, B, E and F for $10.
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Frisco is the sponsor of the Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game and the fireworks finale. Sewell Automotive Companies is the official automotive sponsor. Other sponsors are The Joule Hotel; Morgan Stanley; Montgomery Coscia Greilich LLP; AXS TV; Headington Companies; Dallas Mavericks; and The Richards Group. Media partners are Fox 4 and My27, 105.3 The Fan, 98.7 KLUV, ALT 103.7, 100.3 Jack-FM, and NewsRadio 1080 KRLD.Tweet