Former NFL players Daunte Culpepper and Kevin Smith will join former Orlando Magic star Nick Anderson at the first annual Hit & Run Celebrity Softball Game at Jay Bergman Field on the Campus of the University of Central Florida. The gates for the game will open at 5:00 p.m. with general admission tickets on sale for $5 and VIP tickets on sale for $25. Proceeds from the event will go to support Above .500 and the Jackie Robinson Baseball Program.
Prior to the game Culpepper, Smith, and Anderson will join their teammates to meet and greet with fans and sign autographs. “It’s always great to just give back to the fans, we want to make a positive impact and we feel this will be a great opportunity to spread our message and encourage our young people to never give up and follow their dreams,” says founder and CEO of Above .500, Brawley Sanchez.
Daunte Culpepper enjoyed an 10 year NFL career with the Vikings, Dolphins, Raiders, and Lions. In 2004 he led the NFL in passing and was elected to the Pro Bowl three times in 2000, 2003, and 2004. Kevin Smith joined Culpepper in Detroit in 2008 after being selected in the 3rd round of the 2008 NFL Draft by the Lions. He played four seasons with the Lions, amassing 2,346 rushing yards and 1,082 receiving yards to go along with 22 total touchdowns.
Nick Anderson played 13 seasons in the NBA, including 10 with the Orlando Magic. During his career he averaged 11,529 points at a 14.4 average per game and also tallied 2,087 assists and 1,114 steals. Primarily a shooting guard, he was a staple of the Orlando Magic franchise that included players like Shaquille O’Neil and Penny Hardaway. A University of Illinois alum, Anderson was elected to the “Illini Men’s Basketball All-Century Team” in 2004.
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