Some of the greatest sports stars that have ever played the game for our favorite teams in Illinois and Wisconsin will be coming to Rockford this July to compete for a local charity.

Celebrity Softball Game with Former Chicago and Wisconsin Sports Star

An annual summer event will debut this July 15 when Rockford Rivets Stadium hosts a Celebrity Softball Game to benefit the Rockford Boys and Girls Club that will feature "the most iconic names in Wisconsin and Chicago sports."

According to the press release from the Rivets, this charity event will feature "two teams of legendary athletes" doing battle in a thrilling softball showdown, all for a great cause.

I have had the pleasure of hosting 20 similar events throughout the country and each has been wildly successful. Where else can you get close to so many sports stars and even have a chance to meet them in person. -Steve Malliet, Rivets President and General Manager

What Sports Stars are Scheduled to Play in the 1st Annual Celebrity Softball Game?

According to the press release from the Rockford Rivets, here's who is scheduled to appear in the Celebrity Softball Game at Rivets Stadium on July 15:

  • Mike Singletary, Chicago Bears

2005 NFL Pro Bowl - Legends Game - February 11, 2005
Al Messerschmidt, Getty Images
  • Andre Dawson, Chicago Cubs

2022 National Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Jim McIsaac, Getty Images
  • Gilbert Brown, Green Bay Packers

Panthers v Packers
Matthew Stockman, Getty Images
  • Ahman Green, Green Bay Packers
  • George Teague, Green Bay Packers
  • Charles Jordan, Green Bay Packers
  • Paul Mokeski, Milwaukee Bucks
  • and more expected to be announced soon.

How do you get tickets for the Celebrity Softball Game in Rockford?

They're on-sale now and you can order online by CLICKING HERE.

The Rockford Rivets are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Playing its 30th season of summer collegiate baseball, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 18 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind.

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