FRISCO Dallas Mavericks superstar Dirk Nowitzki and more than a dozen other athletes and celebrities will return to Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco to compete in “Dirk Nowitzki’s 2013 Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game presented by Baylor Medical Center of Frisco” on Saturday, June 29. The 12th edition of the game will once again benefit the charities of the Dirk Nowitzki Foundation and the Heroes Foundation and it will be followed by a fireworks show.

In addition to Nowitzki, others that are slated to appear in the Celebrity Baseball Game include Dallas Mavericks forward Vince Carter, former Mavs Jason Terry, Nick Van Excel, Michael Finley, Devin Harris, J.J. Berea, Eduardo Najera and Brian Cardinal, Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, Mavericks president Donnie Nelson, Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant, former Cowboys Super Bowl champion Drew Pearson, former Cowboys All-Pro wide receiver Terrell Owens and NFL players Michael Turner and Seneca Wallace. The teams will be managed by Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Goose Gossage and former MLB All-Star David Justice. (Note: roster subject to change.)

Tickets for the game are now on sale for $8, $10, $14 and $17 and may be purchased at the Dr Pepper Ballpark box office or via Ticketmaster (1-800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com). The will call window will open at 10 a.m. on the day of the game.

Schedule of Events:

4:30 p.m. – Gates open at Dr Pepper Ballpark

4:45 p.m. – Heroes Special Olympics All-Star Softball Game

6:30 p.m. – Dirk Nowitzki’s 2013 Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game

Fireworks Finale sponsored by Baylor Medical Center of Frisco will follow the game.

 

About Baylor Health Care System

Baylor Health Care System is a not-for-profit, faith-based supporting organization providing services to a network of acute care hospitals and related health care entities that provide patient care, medical education, research and community service. Baylor recorded more than 2.8 million patient encounters, $4.1 billion in total operating revenue, $5.3 billion in total assets and $539 million in community benefit in fiscal year 2012 (as reported to the Texas Department of State Health Services).  Baylor’s network of more than 360 access points includes 30 owned/operated/ventured/affiliated hospitals; joint ventured ambulatory surgical centers; satellite outpatient locations; senior centers and more than 190 HealthTexas Provider Network physician clinics. For information visit BaylorHealth.com.