Marshawn Lynch, Snoop Dogg, and Jerry Rice highlight a growing list of local and national stars expected at Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman's fourth annual celebrity softball game on Sunday, July 10 at Seattle's Safeco Field, an event which raises support and awareness for Sherman's Blanket Coverage Foundation and other charitable causes.
"Obviously we're trying to help a lot of kids academically to get themselves in a better position to be successful later in life," Sherman before last summer's game. "That's always the goal of our foundation and everything we do. All our efforts are focused towards making sure the next generation has a better chance, and especially focusing on kids in underprivileged neighborhoods and underfunded schools and things like that."
Also expected at this year's game are current Seahawks Kam Chancellor, Jermaine Kearse, Doug Baldwin, Thomas Rawls, Cliff Avril and Justin Britt, former Seahawks Bruce Irvin and Ricardo Lockette, New York Giants wideout Odell Beckham Jr., Arizona Cardinals wideout Larry Fitzgerald, Seattle Sounders FC forward Clint Dempsey, NBA stars Josh Smith, Jamal Crawford, Paul George, Damian Lillard and Matt Barnes, as well as rapper Waka Flocka.
More than 20,000 fans attended last year's event that saw Lynch arrive fashionably late and score the game's winning run, Barnes earn MVP, and quarterback Russell Wilson take down the home run derby title.
Tickets to this year's festivities are available now through Ticketmaster.