The All-Star Softball Classic is a Seattle Sports Lover’s Dream (Updated)

By United Way of King County, on March 28, 2016 | In Helping Students Graduate

Seattle wears its sports love loudly and proudly. Empty wall space/window space/flag pole? A 12s flag will look great there, thank you very much. If there’s a Sounders home game, the streets are full of Rave green. #BringBacktheSonics gets a lot of Twitter love. So if you don’t know the Seattle sports awesomeness that is our All-Star Softball Classic line up, we’re here to give you this PSA.

First of all, it’s a day in the ballpark, so of course we have Mariners Hall-of-Famers Dan Wilson and Jay Buhner! Dan and Jay have been with us since the first All-Star Classic in 2012 and we love them for it.

Mariners Jay Burner and Dan Wilson at the 2015 All-Star Softball Classic

Do you wish every Friday was Blue Friday? We hear you. We’ve got Seattle Seahawks‘ Cooper Helfet and Jon Ryan! Jermaine Kearse is back this year, and he’s bringing his brother Jamaal! Bonus: former Seahawks Marcus Trufant and Lawyer Milloy!

Jermaine Kearse with fans

Less football, more futbol? The Seattle Sounders will dominate this year with Clint Dempsey, Zach Scott, Brad Evans, Ozzie Alonso and Taylor Graham! And Roger Levesque is returning to play for the cause too!


Updated April 29: Maybe you’re still not over the loss of the Sonics. Until Ballmer will make good on that pledge to bring the NBA back, we have the next best thing: Shawn Kemp! (Due to scheduling conflicts, Gary Payton has pulled out of this year’s game)

Obviously, this isn’t your average ball game. And we’ve just scratched the surface of this awesome roster. See your favorite Seattle stars go to bat for some of the most vulnerable members of our society. You might even snag a photo or an autograph. Don’t have your tickets yet? What are you waiting for? See you May 22nd!


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