Bid to play with Brett Favre in softball game supporting Special - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Bid to play with Brett Favre in softball game supporting Special Olympics

Brett Favre (Photo source: WLOX) Brett Favre (Photo source: WLOX)
PEARL, MS (WLOX) -

Would you like to play in a softball game alongside football great and South Mississippi native Brett Favre, all while supporting a good cause? Now is your chance. All you have to do is shell out some cash.

You can bid on an Ultimate Fan Experience to play with Favre and other athletes in the annual Hit a Home Run for Special Olympics charity softball game.

The highest bid right now sits at $1,000. The bidding will be open until 4:54 p.m. Sunday. You can place your bid here: http://ebay.to/1Dlohls.

Favre’s Hometown Heroes team will face off against Gov. Phil Bryant’s Braves at Trustmark Park in Pearl on Aug. 21. Notable athletes, celebrities and media members will play alongside Special Olympics athletes.

“We want to bring together our state’s hard-hitting talent to make this unified event mean even more to our athletes, and to draw in people who may not usually attend a Special Olympics event,” said Tony Bahou, President and CEO of Special Olympics Mississippi. “Sports fans can be part of the unified experience as our athletes take the field alongside their heroes.”

Favre developed a passion for helping the Special Olympics as a child when his mother taught special education.

“My mom was a special education teacher, so Deanna and I both grew up with her students being an integral part of our lives,” said Favre. “Since the inception of our Favre 4 Hope Foundation, we knew we wanted to support Special Olympics with our time and resources. So far, our foundation has donated $500,000 to Special Olympics in Mississippi and Wisconsin. We are looking forward to playing in the game with the athletes.

You can purchase tickets for the game for $15 for premium seating or $10 for baseline seating here: http://www.specialolympicsms.org/homerun. Each ticket includes admission to the Mississippi Braves game later that night.

Copyright 2015 WLOX. All rights reserved. 

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Officers learn more about mental health when responding to calls

    Officers learn more about mental health when responding to calls

    Saturday, July 21 2018 7:26 AM EDT2018-07-21 11:26:36 GMT
    Officers from across the Coast attended a day-long seminar in Biloxi on how to handle calls that involve mental health issues. (Source: WLOX)Officers from across the Coast attended a day-long seminar in Biloxi on how to handle calls that involve mental health issues. (Source: WLOX)
    Officers from across the Coast attended a day-long seminar in Biloxi on how to handle calls that involve mental health issues. (Source: WLOX)Officers from across the Coast attended a day-long seminar in Biloxi on how to handle calls that involve mental health issues. (Source: WLOX)

    Emergency personnel from several South Mississippi law enforcement agencies attended a seminar Tuesday on responding to calls that involve mental health issues.

    More >>

    Emergency personnel from several South Mississippi law enforcement agencies attended a seminar Tuesday on responding to calls that involve mental health issues.

    More >>
  • Blues Over Biloxi: A complete guide to the Coast's best air show

    Blues Over Biloxi: A complete guide to the Coast's best air show

    Saturday, July 21 2018 7:15 AM EDT2018-07-21 11:15:32 GMT
    The Blue Angels will perform on July 21-22 at Blues Over Biloxi. (Source: U.S. Navy)The Blue Angels will perform on July 21-22 at Blues Over Biloxi. (Source: U.S. Navy)

    Whether you're planning on watching from the coastline or from home, we've got all the details you need to know about Blues Over Biloxi!

    More >>

    Whether you're planning on watching from the coastline or from home, we've got all the details you need to know about Blues Over Biloxi!

    More >>
  • Want to watch the Biloxi air show from your boat? Here's what you need to know

    Want to watch the Biloxi air show from your boat? Here's what you need to know

    Saturday, July 21 2018 7:14 AM EDT2018-07-21 11:14:44 GMT
    Boaters will need to follow the rules when the Blue Angels take to the skies. (Photo source: WLOX News)Boaters will need to follow the rules when the Blue Angels take to the skies. (Photo source: WLOX News)

    When the Navy's Blue Angels team take to the skies this weekend, the Department of Marine Resources is expecting people to take to the water to watch.

    More >>

    When the Navy's Blue Angels team take to the skies this weekend, the Department of Marine Resources is expecting people to take to the water to watch.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly