SAN FRANCISCO, CA — San Francisco Giants pitcher Barry Zito’s Strikeouts For Troops™ will benefit from a sports-celebrity studded Holiday Celebrity Bash at the Hyatt at Fisherman’s Wharf/Knuckles at the Wharf in San Francisco on Wednesday, December 16 at 6:30 p.m.
The show will feature a lineup of sports celebrities — including Brian Wilson (San Francisco Giants), Ronnie Lott (San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders great, Pro Football Hall of Famer), Tony La Russa (St. Louis Cardinals), Rich Aurilia (former San Francisco Giant), Dallas Braden (Oakland Athletics), Tommy Everidge (Oakland Athletics), C.J. Wilson (Texas Rangers),Tyler Walker (Philadelphia Phillies) and Joe Cannon (San Jose Earthquakes) – meeting fans and serving as celebrity bartenders to honoring and supporting the true stars of the night, the troops themselves. Strikeouts For Troops is a national nonprofit program founded by Zito to help U.S. wounded service members and their families with “comforts of home” while lifting their spirits and morale during an often long recovery process.
Zito said, “I’m so excited to be able to host an event that’s going to benefit my favorite cause, helping those who help us Americans most. I’m overwhelmed by the support we’ve gotten from other professional athletes as shown by them coming out for the event. It’s going to be a great time for all, and the fans will get to interact with the athletes and maybe even see a couple of them sing some karaoke. I appreciate everyone who comes out to support our troops on December 16th. Now let’s party!
KNBR 680 AM’s Brian Murphy and Paul McCaffrey will emcee the evening’s festivities. Comcast SportsNet will host a special Season of Giving edition of Chronicle Live beginning at 5 p.m. from the location. Tickets are available at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/90847 and include a buffet dinner and the chance to win door prizes. Tickets will be held at the door.