As Major League Baseball® players get ready for Opening Day, a number of players from the Cactus League will be taking time out for charity to participate in the Third Annual 2K Sports Video Game Challenge in partnership with the Baseball Wives Charitable Foundation on Friday, March 7th, at Scottsdale Plaza Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona.
The event is open to the public and will feature more than 30 Major League Baseball players such as* Todd Helton, Dan Haren, Hank Blalock, Huston Street, Milton Bradley, Gil Meche, Matt Cain, and Alex Gordon, who will face off in a Home Run Derby contest on the Wii™ home video game system to see who can hit the most long balls in Major League Baseball 2K8, the recently released video game from 2K Sports. In memory of Joe Kennedy, former Major League pitcher, proceeds from the 2K Sports Video Game Challenge will benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Denver and Oakland.
Check out the pics in the 2K8 Sports Video Game Challenge Gallery.
The Baseball Wives Charitable Foundation, a non-profit organization founded in 2006 by wives of Major League Baseball players, has local chapters in each team’s city that build on the strength of the community-at-large. The wives are committed to benefiting and enhancing the quality of life for communities across the nation with a focus on health, education and youth-related projects.