Who would have thought we would have our very own DAY!?! Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr. proclaimed August 4th to be Louie’s Kids Day in the City Of Charleston in honor of our Wells Fargo Slim Down the South Celebrity Softball Challenge. We are so thrilled and excited for the honor. Super Bowl Champion Jim Stuckey joined us in City Hall to hear the proclamation; what a wonderful day indeed!
Announcing the 2012 Teams for the Wells Fargo Slim Down the South Celebrity Softball Challenge: Looking forward to a great day on the field on August 4th! Get your tickets now! TEAM BAKER: Chelsea Meissner – Survivor One World finalist, Season 24 Chef Amanda Freitag – Food Network’s Chopped, Iron Chef America, Top Chef Masters Chef Marvin Woods – Emmy Award-nominated TV Host, Celebrity Chef & Cookbook Author Kelly Golden – News Radio, 94.3 WSC FM Rob Concannon – Stingrays Hockey, President & Former Player Teddy Valentine - SEC & Big Ten Basketball Referee Brian Cleary – Radio Host, Y102.5 Gettys Glaze – Citadel Baseball, Boston Red Sox, Southern Conference Men’s Athlete of the Year Harold Green – Former NFL Cincinnati Bengals Running Back, USC Star Running Back Dean Stephens – WCIV ABC News 4 Anchor Jim Stuckey – NFL Super Bowl Champion, San Francisco 49ers, New York Jets Coach Al Skinner – Former Boston College Men’s Basketball Coach, New York Nets, Pistons, 76’ers Steven Johnson – CofC Star / European Pro Basketball Player Anthony Johnson – CofC Star/ Former NBA Basketball Player, Orlando Magic, Knicks Langston Moore – USC Grad, United Football League, Former NFL Cardinals, Lions, Bengals Bobby Hartin – The Bobby Hartin Show Brad Weingartner – Play Ball Sponsor TEAM MCELVEEN: Xavier ‘The X-Man’ McDaniel – NBA Superstar, Sonics, Suns, Celtics, Knicks, Nets Julie Roberts – SC native, Country Music Singer Carolyn Murray – WCBD TV 2 Anchor Bubba Bryant – Army Wives Actor, Musician Terry Serpico – Actor, Army Wives Roberto Martinez – The Bachelorette, Season 6 Kiptyn Locke – The Bachelorette Season 5, Bachelor Pad, Season 1 Tenley Molzahn – The Bachelor Season 14, Bachelor Pad, Season 1 Jon Bruce – WCIV ABC News 4, Morning Anchor Coach Charlie Driessel – The Citadel Men’s Basketball Coach Raphael James – Live 5 WCSC News Anchor TJ Phillips – WEZL Radio Host Coach Drew Meyer – Assistant Coach, Gamecocks Men’s Baseball & Former Texas Ranger Paul Harris – Former Linebacker, Pittsburgh Steelers & Tampa Bay Buccaneers Steven Jackson – Former Major League Pitcher, Cincinnati Reds, New York Yankees (World Series ’09 team), Pirates Coach Natasha Adair – Head Coach, CofC Women’s Basketball Victoria Hansen – WCIV ABC News 4 Anchor UMPIRES: Coach Frank Martin, USC Men’s Basketball Mark Epstein – Sportsman Extraordinaire
It takes a team of volunteers to make this ballgame happen! Join us to help with the many aspects of the day. Was a great time last year and sure to be just as fun again! Download the application here Softball Game Volunteer Application 2012 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for an application. Looking forward to hearing from you!
Looking for information and highlights of the game? Look no further – here it is! So excited for year 2 – come join the fun and tell all of your friends! SDTS Softball Challenge Info Packet
It’s that time again! Yep, Celebrity/Publicist/Manager/Assistant to the Assistant to the Assistant Begging & Pleading is underway! Should you know of any celebrity that may want to come to our little corner of the world in August to play ball, please send them our way, or us their way so we can connect and seal the deal! Last year was so much fun, and I truly can’t wait for this year’s game to happen again. Rarely does that happen in the event world but this time it did. I was ready to do it all over again the minute the car was loaded and the parking lot was empty, and I missed our new friends already. The fans had a great day and our players sure did so I can’t wait to do it all over again in August so we can fulfill our mission of fighting childhood obesity one child at a time…. Need a better reason than a fun day to want to get involved and participate in our game on August 4th. Here she is:
The 2012 Slim Down the South Celebrity Softball Game has been set for Saturday, August 4th @ 7pm. We are so excited for year 2 and look forward to putting together the plans for the next 6 months. Contact us at email@example.com if you want to be involved or if you have any questions. See you at The Joe in August!
Darius Rucker’s team wins the Slim Down the South Celebrity Softball Challenge! Thank you to Live 5 News for sharing the story! Click Here for the Story on Live 5 News
The Team Coaches discuss the game planned by Louie’s Kids & Run Buddies. Click For Link to Story and Video on ABC News 4
WOW, what a day! We cannot begin to put into words what an amazing experience we had at our Inaugural Slim Down the South Celebrity Softball Challenge this weekend! Team Piggly Wiggly stole the show with a 6-3 win over Team Wells Fargo, Fans heard Darius Rucker do what he does best when he sang the National Anthem to start the game, the weather was SPECTACULAR, and kids young and old got to run the bases and hang out in the dugouts with the celebrities. We here at Team Louie’s Kids and Team Run Buddies couldn’t have asked for a better day at the ballpark, and we thank everyone that had a part in making our first year a huge success!
Miss South Carolina, Bree Boyce, is coming to our game and she will being singing a song at the start of the game! We are so excited to have her join us on October 1 for the Slim Down the South Celebrity Softball Game. Not only is she amazingly talented and beautiful but she is an inspiration to us at Louie’s Kids. Read all about her story here. With her also will be Caitlen Patton, Miss Teen SC, Olympic Skier Ashley Caldwell, WCBD Channel 2 TV Anchor Carolyn Murray, WCIV News 4 TV Anchor Dean Stephens, WEZL Host TJ of the Morning Crew and Y1025 Host Bill Cleary. We are so excited to have them all! See you on October 1st at the Joe!