Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Carson Wentz AO1 Foundation to Hold 2nd Annual Charity Softball Game at Citizens Bank Park

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz and teammates celebrating along the third base foul line at the inaugural AO1 Foundation Charity Softball Game on June 1, 2018, at Citizens Bank Park (Matt Rappa/SportsTalkPhilly.com).

By Matt Rappa, Sports Talk Philly editor

The highly successful Carson Wentz AO1 Foundation Charity Softball Game will return to Citizens Bank Park for its second annual event this spring, May 31, while the Philadelphia Phillies embark on a six-game west coast trip.

Last June's inaugural event generated 25,000 ticket sales and raised over $850,000. This year's family-friendly event will run the same — a home run derby at 6:30 p.m., followed by the softball game at 7:30 p.m. featuring Philadelphia Eagles players competing on opposing teams. A silent auction will also take place with autographed apparel, game-day memorabilia and experience packages. Foundation and event merchandise will also be available for purchase.

Tickets will go on sale this February, with the exact date to be announced on the Foundation's social media. Parking will be free, with gates opening at 5:30 p.m. Funds raised will benefit the Foundation's three initiatives — the Haiti Sports Complex, Thy Kingdom Crumb Food Truck and the AO1 Foundation's Outdoor Program.

Wentz was not able to play in the inaugural event, still recovering from his torn ACL and LCL injuries. Offensive guard Stefen Wisniewski won the derby, while Team Wentz defeated Team Hicks.

It will be interesting to see Wentz play this year, and exactly which other Eagles participate.


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