Grafton, WI – Robin Yount, Milwaukee Brewers legend, and Jon McGlocklin, Milwaukee Bucks legend, are taking to the diamond to coach a friendly game of softball for a special cause. The inaugural MACC Fund (Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer) Celebrity Softball Game will take place on Saturday, August 10 at Kapco Park on the campus of Concordia University Wisconsin. The fundraising event, which is sponsored by Kapco and the Lakeshore Chinooks, will feature professional sports stars, entertainers, and local celebrities.
Event proceeds will benefit the MACC Fund, which McGlocklin helped start and is dedicated to funding childhood cancer and related blood disorder research. The MACC Fund has contributed over $65 million dollars to childhood cancer and related blood disorders research which has had a significant impact. They have helped increase the five-year survival rate for all types of childhood cancer rates from 20% when the MACC Fund began to 80% today.
“The MACC Fund is thrilled to team up with Kapco and the Lakeshore Chinooks for this very special event,” McGlocklin said. “We are excited to welcome everyone to Kapco Park for a great ballgame featuring celebrities from across sports and entertainment. We look forward to a fun-filled day of activities as we continue to raise money for the fight against childhood cancer and related blood disorders.”
Gates will open at 11:00am on the 10th of August with a home run derby kicking things off at 12:00pm. The celebrity softball game will start at 1:00pm.
The Chinooks will host the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters later on that evening at 6:35pm.
Tickets are on sale and may be purchased online at LakeshoreChinooks.com or by calling the Chinooks’ ticket office at 262-618-4659.