A new event is making its way to Lexington County in October. The Fifth Annual South Carolina Youth Diabetes Association (SCYDA) Celebrity Softball Game will emanate from Lexington County Baseball Stadium on Saturday, October 20th.
The SCYDA game has been played in Mauldin, S.C. for the past four years. However, organizer Matthew Scott has said the move to Lexington is one that excites him.
"I am really thrilled to have it here in Lexington County. The stadium is wonderful, so I'd encourage everyone to come out to a magnificent ballpark and support a great cause," Matthew told me inside Blowfish on Main earlier this week.
The SCYDA uses this celebrity softball game to help raise money and send children with type 1 diabetes to a summer camp. All proceeds raised on October 20th will be used in that endeavor.
Along with the actual softball game, there will be a homerun derby as well as an autograph session with the athletes before the game. There will also be a silent auction on the concourse as the game is occurring on the field.
Some of the items available for bid include baseballs signed by Goose Gassage, former Atlanta Brave Andruw Jones, current Boston Red Sox Brandon Phillips, and the King of NASCAR Richard Petty. A football signed by Heisman winner, and current Carolina Panthers quarterback, Cam Newton will also be available for bidding during the silent auction. Autographed items also include signatures from former Atlanta Brave Dale Murphy and Patrick Renna, most famous for his role as "Ham Porter" in The Sandlot.
The participants span several different sports and include names that many in Lexington County are familiar with, including Tampa Bay Ray Nick Ciuffo. Former Gamecocks Nicki Blue, Olivia Lawrence, Colby Holmes and Adam Westmoreland, as well as former Blowfish Chris Singleton and Kyle Martin will also be in attendance.
Tickets are available for purchase at goblowfishbaseball.com as well as https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/7120782/.
Enjoy a day out at the ballpark Saturday October 20th to watch baseball stars including former Atlanta Braves pitcher Kyle Farnsworth, Chris Singleton, Colby Homes and Nick Ciuffo.Tickets-$5.00
SCYDA SOFTBALL 2018 TEAM SCOTT- COACH: MATTHEW SCOTT ROSTER: COLIE BOWERS- Former South Carolina pitcher, Former Blowfish Player CHRIS SINGELTON- Former Charleston Southern OF, Former Blowfish Player, current Chicago Cubs minor leaguer NICK CIUFFO- Lexington Native, catcher for the MLB Tampa Bay Rays ADAM WESTMORELAND- Former Gamecock, Former Blowfish Player Miami Marlins minor leaguer KYLE MARTIN*- Current First-Base prospect for the Philadelphia Phillies, Former Blowfish Player DASH WINNINGHAM- 2017 South Atlantic League All-Star MVP, former Columbia Fireflies DELMAR PATTERSON- Former Limestone Univ. Baseball player KENNARD MCDOWELL- Current Colorado Rockies minor league prospect CONNOR GRANT- Current OF in the Miami Marlins Org. MATT PEGLER- Former College of Charleston Pitcher KOBE JONES- Third year of playing in the SCYDA Softball Game CODY MINCEY- Former University of South Carolina pitcher CJ JONES- Former Cornerback for Clemson University DEANGELO MACK*- Former South Carolina Baseball player, Blowfish Alumnus NATE SALLEY- Former Carolina Panthers Saftey JOSH EDGIN*- Current LHP for the Washington Nationals JONATHAN SHARPE- Former Linebacker for the Indianapolis Colts LOGAN SOWELL*- Current member of The College of Charleston Golf Team JACOB ZOKAN*- Former LHP for the Seattle Mariners Org. MIKE MOORE- Former Catcher at University of Tennessee NICKIE BLUE- Former South Carolina Softball Pitcher RYNE SLACK- Current Minor Leaguer in the Texas Rangers Org. MITCH BESSELIEVRE- Former College of Charleston Pitcher ___________________________ TEAM HUDSON- COACH: PALMER HUDSON ROSTER: JAMIE HARPER- Former NFL Running Back, Former Clemson University Running Back MASON SOWELL- Former member of Andrew Jackson High Golf KYLE FARNSWORTH*- 2015 SCYDA Softball Home Run derby winner, Former Major League pitcher for the Braves, Astros, Yankees, Mets, Cubs BENJI JOHNSON-Former UNC Catcher, former catcher in the Atlanta Braves org. 2016 SCYDA Softball Home Run Derby winner OLIVIA LAWRENCE- Former South Carolina Softball Catcher COLBY HOLMES- Former SC Baseball pitcher, former pitcher in the Atlanta Braves org. MACEY WEBB- Former South Carolina Softball First-Basemen BRADEN WEBB- Former South Carolina Pitcher, current Milwaukee Brewers pitching prospect KYLE KADLUB- Former North Greenville Pitcher BARRETT KLEINKNECHT- Former player in the Atlanta Braves org. Current coach in the organization BRANDON FORD- Former Clemson Football Tight End RICKY SAPP- Former Clemson and NFL LB for the Eagles, Texans, Jets FRANK KLOZA- Former High School Baseball player from Florida BRODERICK GAITHER- Former North Central High Baseball MVP KENNY GRAHAM JR- Former Chicago White Sox minor leaguer RODERICK MCDOWELL- Former Clemson Football Running Back DEANDRE ASBURY-HEATH- Former St. Louis Cardinals minor league Centerfielder DEVONTE GLENN- Former Toronto Blue Jays minor leaguer ANDROS BENJAMIN- Former Savannah Sand Gnats player DUSTIN HARRINGTON- Former Chicago Cubs minor leaguer, East Carolina Alumni JOE CRAIG JR- Former Clemson and Memphis University Football Wide Receiver CHAMP ROWLAND- Former St. Louis Cardinals IF JOHN CAUTHEN- Two Time MVP for Andrew Jackson High School Baseball
The SCYDA Celebrity Softball Game & Auction is Saturday Oct. 20th at 1pm http://goblowfishbaseball.com