The Jeff Fisher Annual Charity Softball Game has come to the Lou. Tonight at GCS Ballpark in Sauget, Ill., the Rams’ head coach and friends will raise money for five local charities.
“In my short time in St. Louis, I have been impressed with the charitable spirit of the folks that I have had the opportunity to meet,” said Fisher. “I have always believed in the power of sports to raise awareness and funds for charities and as head coach of the Rams, that commitment will continue. The softball game will be a fun night at the ballpark for families and a great way to kick off training camp. I think the fans will enjoy seeing their favorite Rams in a different environment.”
The five charities that will reap the benefits of Fisher’s big heart: The Backstoppers, the Snow Foundation, Mercy Ministries, Wounded Warrior Project and Catch-A-Dream Foundation.
The coaches for both sides will include Fisher and Rams offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer. Notable area athletes past and present playing in this great event: Danny Amendola, Dre’ Bly, Tom Bradstater, Kellen Clemens, Craig Dahl, Jo-Lonn Dunbar, Cortland Finnegan, Bradley Fletcher, Brandon Gibson, Mario Haggans, Torry Holt, Josh Hull, James Laurinaitis, Jake McQuaide, Quintin Mikell, Brit Miller, Quinn Ojinnaka, Austin Pettis, Robert Quinn, Rodger Saffold, Todd Steussie, Darian Stewart, Aeneas Williams and possibly, just possibly, a few surprises on the local celebrity scene to join in the fun as well.
Rams rookies, cheerleaders and crowd favorite Rampage will be available for photos and autographs throughout the night. According to Rams sources, there will also be a silent auction and raffle to win the players’ jerseys worn in the event.
Thursday’s event promises to be loaded with some big fun, starting with a Little League game at 5:30 p.m. and followed by a celebrity home run derby at 6:30 p.m. The main event, the Celebrity Softball Game, starts at 7:30 p.m. At the conclusion of the game, a fireworks display will brighten the sky above GCS Ballpark.