Derrick Williams Celebrity Softball Game Presented by Sam's Club

Posted May 10, 2010

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Detroit, MI -- Derrick Williams of the Detroit Lions will host his first ever celebrity softball game in Michigan to raise funds for his non-profit program “Mealz on D.Wheelz”.  From this event and others held throughout the year, Derrick will be raising money to help provide lunches and food to various schools in Detroit throughout the 2010 NFL Football Season.

Presented by Sam’s Club, and partnered with official media sponsor 97.1 The Ticket, this celebrity softball game will be held in Royal Oak at Memorial Field (13 Mile & Woodward) Saturday, June 12, 2010.  At 3pm Derrick will host a Home Run Derby and at 3:30 it’s gametime!

Celebrities scheduled to participate and appear include Detroit Lions own, Derrick Williams, Matthew Stafford, Calvin Johnson, Kevin Smith, Bryant Johnson, Louis Delmas, Drew Stanton, Dennis Northcutt and Cliff Avril alongside all-pro’s Herman Moore and Lomas Brown. 

Other celebrities include NFL Players 3x All Pro Lavar Arrington and Buffalo Bills Aaron Maybin.  Terry Foster from the #1 sports talk show in Detroit 97.1 The Ticket will be playing along with WXYZ Channel 7’s Tom Leyden and Erin Nichole (also the Palace area hostess). 

From the hit television show on NBC The Biggest Loser, winner, Helen Phillips and her daughter and contestant on the show Shannon Thomas will also grab a mitt and hit the field! Karen Buschemi, editor of Styleline Magazine and Miss Michigan 2010 Rima Fakash will also be playing with us this year! 

Announcing the game will be the voice of MSU Men’s Basketball and President of the Detroit Sports Broadcasters, Will Tieman.

Tickets are only $10 and are available on or at any Royal Oak Fire Department.

This event will be a great time for a family to come out and enjoy a nice afternoon at the ballpark!  Concessions will be open, there will be live music and many games and opportunities to get involved with the celebrities throughout the day and win many different prizes!

For additional information about this event and for press credentials please contact Heather Pachota at or call 877-707-4216.