2013 CSC Press Release




Benefiting Tuck’s R.U.S.H. for Literacy, and ongoing Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts


Presented by Celebrity Sweat® and CSweat.com


Friday, July 12th,  2013


Doors open 6:00 p.m.  Game Time 7:00 p.m.


MCU PARK/Home of the Brooklyn Cyclones, 1904 Surf Avenue, Brooklyn, New York



Join hip-hop singer Nelly and his celebrity team as he challenges Giants star Justin Tuck and a star-studded roster at the 8th Annual Celebrity Softball Challenge coming to the Big Apple.



The Celebrity Softball Challenge will begin at 7:00 p.m., July 12th at MCU PARK — Home of the Brooklyn Cyclones. This event kicks off All-Star week with your favorite stars from sports, entertainment and music competing in a softball game. Stadium doors open at 6:00 p.m. Game Time 7:00 p.m.



Currently scheduled to  join Nelly and Justin Tuck are HOT 97  Radio/TV host Angie Martinez, Brooklyn native and musician Will Sheridan, Tae Bo® creator Billy Blanks®, musician Ray J, boxing legend Evander Holyfield, MLB All Star Steve Garvey, from the Jets — Brooklyn native Oday Aboushi, also Chris Canty of the Ravens, Vinny from Jersey Shore, L.A. Clippers Matt Barnes, New York Giants Andre Brown, Matt McCants, Justin Pugh and Justin Trattou, Shannon Brown of the Phoenix Suns,  Plaxico Burress from the Pittsburgh Steelers, WWE surprises, TAPOUT Founder Dan “Punkass” Caldwell, Cappie Pondexter of the New York Liberty, Frankie Edgar from the UFC, Elew (from America’s Got Talent) And…from Hollywood – Actors Nick Turturro (Blue Bloods), Fred Lehne (Zero Dark Thirty), and Kenny Johnson (The Shield, Dexter).



Tickets to the 8th Annual Celebrity Softball Challenge are $10 and can be purchased by calling 718-507-TIXX, or visit http://www.brooklyncyclones.com/tickets/events. You can also visit the MCU Park Box Office Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and Saturday 11:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Tickets go on sale as of June 10th ,  so reserve yours immediately.



Net proceeds from general admission ticket sales will benefit Tuck’s R.U.S.H. for Literacy and the ongoing Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts.  Join us for a memorable day to celebrate with friends and family. Collectible gear available at CSweat.com. Limited Edition Under Armour replica jerseys to be sold on-site.



A 30-minute highlights show will be presented on SNY on Saturday, July 20th at 5:00 p.m. Check your local listings.  Live video reports throughout the game on GTV.



We thank our proud partners: Intel, Adorama, Men’s Wearhouse, Under Armour – the official supplier of this year’s Celebrity Softball Challenge jerseys – Macy’s, Municipal Credit Union “MCU: Strong, Trusted, Growing”, and Celebrity Sweat/CSweat.com.



Please visit www.nationalsuitdrive.com to learn more about Men’s Wearhouse National Suit Drive, the month-long program that collects and distributes gently used professional clothing to help the disadvantaged or unemployed dress for success.



Celebrity Sweat® is the hottest new celebrity fitness platform led by hip-hop singer Nelly. Join us for another star-studded event while helping to promote health & wellness to fans of all ages.  Visit CSweat.com for more information.



MEDIA COVERAGE – Sideline credentials for reporters and photographers are available.  Please call Dawn at


847-673-0592 Ext. 826.



*Players are subject to change