by Kent Sterling
Get an Andrew Luck autograph, help fund a great memory for a kid with a life-threatening illness. That’s a win-win.
Now, there is no guarantee that Luck will even be at Victory Field for the seventh annual Indiana Children’s Wish Fund’s Celebrity Softball Game, or that he’ll sign for you if he is there, but the rosters of those who have played in the past six reads like Indiana sports royalty.
Colts defensive game-wrecker Robert Mathis and Pacers all-star Paul George are the celebrities in charge of gathering teammates, and because this event has historically been so much fun and so well run, the field is packed with athletes and media.
The organization that started this great event is dedicated to helping children from ages 3-18 battling terminal or life-threatening illnesses live their dreams regardless of the ability to pay for them.
Most want to go to Disney World with their families, but some want to meet the president or pope. Those dreams are expensive, and fundraisers like tonight’s softball game are needed to provide smiles for kids and families in desperate need of them.
I will be participating in the media’s home run derby, and can only assume that I will embarrass myself in front of the 10,000 people who will attend in support of the Indiana Children’s Wish Fund.
Tickets are $10, and the fun starts at 5p with the game beginning at 7p.