L.A. Dodgers First Baseman Adrian Gonzalez to Host Second Annual Bat 4 Hope Celebrity Softball Game


On Saturday, November 19, L.A. Dodgers first baseman and PADRES Ambassador ADRIAN GONZALEZ will host the second annual Bat 4 Hope celebrity softball game at Dodger Stadium. Proceeds raised from the event will benefit PADRES CONTRA EL CÁNCER, a non-profit organization committed to improving the quality of life for children with cancer and their families.

Gonzalez first became involved with the organization in 2013 and was named an official Ambassador shortly after. Since his introduction, Gonzalez has participated in several of the organization’s family and fundraising events such as, the annual Stand for HOPE! 5K Run/Walk; the annual Family Holiday event; and he has visited families at PADRES partner hospitals. This is the second year Gonzalez will host, play and chair the event.

Invited celebrities playing and attending the game include: APL.DE.AP and TABOO (Black Eyed Peas); YANCEY ARIAS (actor); AYYDE (on-air personality); ADRIAN BELLANI (actor); BETO CUEVAS (musician); LANDON DONOVAN (pro soccer player); AMERICA FERRERA (actor); RYAN GUZMAN (actor); ZULAY HENAO (actor); MARIO LOPEZ (TV personality); DJ LEZLEE; CONSTANCE MARIE (actor); ALEJANDRO NAVARRO (Telemudo 52); AMAURY NOLASCO (actor); EDWARD JAMES OLMOS (actor); SANDRA PEÑA (onair personality); KEVEN RAMIREZ (on-air personality); FREDDY RIVERA (on-air personality); ADAM RODRIGUEZ (actor); GIOVANI DOS SANTOS (pro soccer player); CASSIE SCERBO (actor); MARIANO TRUJILLO (Fox Deportes); ANDY VARGAS (singer); KERRI WALSH JENNINGS (Olympian/pro volleyball player) and more.

The second annual Bat 4 Hope celebrity softball game will include a sponsor village, a silent auction, a limited autograph session with Adrian Gonzalez and an award ceremony for game MVPs.

PADRES Contra El Cáncer (PADRES) is an organization committed to improving the quality of life for Latino children with cancer and their families. PADRES programs, activities and services, while primarily oriented to the Latino community, serve childhood cancer patients from all races and ethnic origins. No family is turned away. Celebrating 30 of years of service, PADRES brings together children, families, healthcare professionals and community leaders to promote a comprehensive understanding of childhood cancer and other blood disorders as well as effective methods for treatment. Please join our National Spokespersons Eva Longoria and Beto Cuevas in the fight against childhood cancer. To purchase tickets, please visit www.IAmHOPE.org

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