MATHIS TO HOST CELEBRITY SOFTBALL CHALLENGE

Colts DE Robert Mathis will host the Caroline Symmes Memorial Celebrity Softball Challenge on Thursday, June 7, 2012 at Victory Field.

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INDIANAPOLIS – While Colts DE Robert Mathis is known for his aggressive nature on the football field, you will have an opportunity to see his athleticism take on a new form this summer as he prepares to host the fourth annual Caroline Symmes Memorial Celebrity Softball Challenge on Thursday, June 7, 2012 at Victory Field in downtown Indianapolis.

The Caroline Symmes Memorial Celebrity Softball Challenge supports the Indiana Children's Wish Fund. Proceeds will help bring to life the wishes of Indiana children diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses.

Mathis is a returning co-host this year, alongside Indiana Pacers C Roy Hibbert.

In memory of Caroline Symmes, a Wish child, the challenge is a 7-inning softball game between players of the major professional sports teams in Indiana. Both Mathis and Hibbert will bring along teammates from their respective teams to participate in the challenge. Last year's event featured more than 40 celebrities, including Colts DE Dwight Freeney and Pacers F Danny Granger.

Other participants include mascots and media personalities.

You are invited to join Mathis and other superstars on June 7 as they take the field to battle it out, for the sake of making Indiana children wishes come true! This family-friendly event, presented by the Tony Stewart Foundation, expects to entertain 8,000 guests.

EVENT SCHEDULE
Gates open at 5:00 p.m.
Home Run Derby 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Celebrity Softball Game 7:00-9:30 p.m.

TICKETS
Tickets are available now! Click here for more details and to purchase your tickets.

*About Indiana Children's Wish Fund:Indiana Children's Wish Fund, a not-for-profit 501C3 recognized charity registered with the State of Indiana, is a single-entity statewide wish-granting organization that grants wishes to Indiana children, ages 3-18, who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening or terminal illness. We are not affiliated with any other wish-granting organizations. Indiana Children's Wish Fund was founded in August of 1984 and is celebrating 28 years of wish granting. Wish Children are referred to our organization by their doctors, nurses, social workers, parents, etc. To date, Indiana Children's Wish Fund has granted over 2,300 wishes to Indiana children. *

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