Celebrities go to bat to fight childhood obesity

  • Saturday, October 19, 2013

Bill Murray, Louis Yuhasz and Darius Rucker will all be on hand to participate in the third annual Slim Down the South Softball Challenge on Saturday, Nov. 9. PHOTO PROVIDED

Louie’s Kids announces the list of celebrities who will play in the third annual Slim Down the South Celebrity Softball Challenge. The event, which will be held on Saturday, Nov. 9 at Joe Riley Park, raises funds for Louie’s Kids, the only not-for-profit organization in the United States helping identify treatment programs for overweight and obese children. This amazing “Field of Dreams” day at the ballpark wouldn’t be possible without the participation and support of these national stars.

Meet the celebrities who have committed to fighting childhood obesity one run at a time:

Bill Murray, Comedian/Actor

Mark Bryan, Hootie & the Blowfish

Dean Felber, Hootie & the Blowfish

Eric Bass, Shinedown

Zach Myers, Shinedown

Gary Valentine, Comedian/Actor, “Chelsea Lately,” “King of Queens”

Terry Serpico, Actor, “Army Wives”

Bubba Bryant, Actor, “Army Wives”

Paula Trickey, Actress, “Crimes of the Mind,” “The OC,” “Pacific Blue”

Sylvia Jefferies, Actress, “Nashville,” “Eastbound and Down”

Elise Testone, Singer, “American Idol”

Corey Miller, NFL, NY Giants, USC

Langston Moore, NFL, Bengals, USC

Gettys Glaze, CoC Hall of Fame

Michael Kohn, MLB, LA Angels

Kevin Elster, MLB, NY Yankees, LA Dodgers

Hannah Curlee – Winner, “Biggest Loser”  

Steve Azar, Singer/Songwriter

Patrick Davis, Singer/Songwriter

Carolyn Murray, News 2

Brendan Clark, News 2

Dean Stephens, News 4

Tessa Spencer, News 4

Jon Bruce, News 4

Tom Crawford, News 4

Raphael James, Fox Channel 5

Kelly Golden, 9.43 WSC FM

Brian Cleary, Y102.5 FM


“We’re so grateful for the support of these celebrities,” said Louis Yuhasz, founder of Louie’s Kids. “The entire Louie’s Kids organization appreciates their willingness to take time out of their busy schedules to help raise awareness of childhood obesity. This one softball game will help children all over the south combat obesity and improve their future, families and communities.”

For more information on Louie’s Kids or Slim Down the South, visit LouiesKids.org or SlimDowntheSouth.com.

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