- Grow the Game Celebrity Softball game set to be held at PG Cares Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium on July 29, 2023
- PG Cares Foundation and its Grow the Game fund seek to remove economic barriers that stand between kids in underserved communities and their chance to play the sports of baseball and softball
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (March 20, 2023) – The PG Cares Foundation announced the return of their Grow the Game Celebrity Softball Game to PG Cares Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium on Saturday, July 29, 2023. The star-studded lineup will be released May 1.
The 2nd Annual Grow the Game Celebrity Softball Game will be held on Saturday, July 29 at 7 PM at the home of the Cedar Rapids Kernels, followed by a fireworks show. Gates will open at 6 PM. Tickets will be available starting today, March 20, through the Kernels Box Office.
Prior to the game, PG Cares will once again hold its free Grow the Game Youth Baseball/Softball camp for over 500 local children ages 12 and under from 10 AM-2 PM right on PG Cares Field. This year, PG Cares is excited to include a youth home run derby, with the finalists competing for the championship prior to the celebrity game. All children will receive a free ticket to attend the softball game later that evening. Camp registration details will be announced later this spring on their website.
The Cedar Rapids Kernels are thrilled to have the opportunity to host this incredible event,” said Cedar Rapids Kernels CEO Doug Nelson. “We appreciate all of PG Cares’ efforts to bring back the Celebrity Softball Game.”
“We are so excited to bring back our Celebrity Softball Game and VIP Sponsor cocktail reception,” said Executive Director and Board Chair Jennifer Ford. “This year’s event will have an amazing roster of talented celebrities right here in Eastern Iowa.”
All proceeds from the game will benefit the PG Cares Foundation’s Grow the Game Fund, which aims to remove barriers that stand between children from underserved communities, including those in Iowa, and their chance to fall in love with the sports of baseball and softball.
To learn more about PG Cares and its Grow the Game Fund, please visit www.perfectgamecares.org.
Jennifer Ford – [email protected]; 319-640-0556
Sydney Ford – [email protected]; 319-431-6694
About Perfect Game Cares
The Perfect Game Cares Foundation, Inc. began in 2003 as The PG Foundation, Inc., when Perfect Game Founder Jerry Ford decided that the success of Perfect Game created a platform to give back. Perfect Game Cares has helped raise over $4.5 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Rady Children’s Hospital, Golisano Children’s Hospital, the Toby Keith Foundation’s OK Kids Korral, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center, and the Boys and Girls Club. In 2018, the Foundation expanded its footprint to become the Perfect Game Cares Foundation, a public charity independent of Perfect Game, with its largest initiative to date—supporting, empowering and inspiring America’s underserved children in our most impoverished neighborhoods in athletics, education and mentorship through our Grow the Game Fund. Visit www.perfectgamecares.org for more information.