Former Detroit Lion Derrick Williams started this tradition in 2010 upon launching his foundation and now his friends and old teammates will continue to host this community event that has attracted over 1,000 fans. The event will be open to the public and will cost $10 to enter the park (children under 5 are free). The game will have concessions provided by Happy’s Pizza and opportunities to meet some of Detroit’s favorite athletes.
“Last year was the first year I hosted this event with Tully and of course, my team won and we’re looking forward to taking on Team Tulloch again,” Burleson said. “It’s just an overall great time, the fans get to come out, see all of us play softball, we get to interact with them and raise money for our foundations at the same time. It’s a great way to kick off the summer.”
“I’m really excited to keep this yearly tradition going, raising money for both my and Nate’s foundation really helps kick start all the programs we run throughout the year here in the community. Operation 55 keeps growing and I really love having these big events to bring out the fans and have a good time. I think this year will be even bigger. I have some secret weapons I’m bringing in for my team this year so expect Team Tulloch to come out with a win,” Tulloch stated.
Past participating celebrities include, Detroit Lions
All proceeds from this event will benefit the Nate Burleson and Stephen Tulloch Foundations. Tickets are available at the gate for $10 or can be purchased online at www.celebritysoftballgame.eventbrite.com
For media inquiries or more information contact Sherrie Handrinos at SherrieHandrinos@gmail.com or 734-341-6859.
For information on the Stephen Tulloch Foundation visit www.tulloch55.com
For information on the Nate Burleson Foundation visit www.NateBurlesonFoundation.org