The New Orleans Saints participate in the 2018 Black and Gold Celebrity Softball game at Tulane Turchin Stadium on June 7, 2018.
Join New Orleans Saints LB A.J. Klein and T Terron Armstead as they host the Annual Black & Gold Celebrity Softball Game on Tuesday, June 4, at Tulane University's Turchin Stadium. All proceeds will benefit Son of a Saint and Team Gleason.
Klein and Armstead along with other teammates are among some of the big names taking part in the event. This family-friendly experience will include autograph opportunities, food, fun, competition and more. Anticipated attendance is estimated at more than 1,300 black and gold supporters.
Tickets for the softball game are on sale now, and cost $10 for adults, while children age 10 and younger are able to attend for free. There will also be free admission for teachers, first responders and military when they present their ID upon gate entry. Fans who purchase tickets before the game day will also have the chance to win prizes and participate in other special activities during the game.
Gates at Turchin Stadium will open at 5:30 p.m. The Home Run Derby will start promptly at 6:30 p.m. followed by the highly anticipated offense vs. defense softball game.
"The Black and Gold Celebrity Softball Game is a great opportunity to bring together members of the community with some of their favorite heroes," said Son of a Saint Founder and President Bivian "Sonny" Lee III. "We appreciate everyone's involvement in this great event, as it will go a long way in helping us achieve our mission of equipping young boys with the tools they need to become productive men."
"We look forward to being a part of this event for the fourth consecutive year. It's a great night to show your support for Team Gleason, Son of the Saint and your favorite players," said Team Gleason Associate Executive Director Blair Casey. "We appreciate the enthusiasm of the community and the continued support for this great event!"
River Rock Stone Works is once again the title sponsor for this event. Son of a Saint and Team Gleason are incredibly grateful for their continued support.
Son of a Saint will participate in a special check presentation from Verizon during the game. Verizon recently committed $30,000 for the organization's work with fatherless boys.
"We are excited to celebrate this new and important partnership for Son of a Saint" said Bivian "Sonny" Lee, "Verizon has demonstrated a true commitment to the New Orleans community and we can't thank them enough for their support of our mentees."
Son of a Saint and Team Gleason are also extending a special thanks to Allstate for providing agents from across the New Orleans area to volunteer in support of this year's Black & Gold Celebrity Softball Game.
"Allstate is committed to making a positive change in our community," says Allstate local spokesperson Mike Singler. "We can't think of a better way to volunteer our time as a group than in supporting Son of a Saint and Team Gleason."
For more information regarding sponsorship or partnership opportunities, please contact Lila@sonofasaint.org. Tickets to the Black & Gold Celebrity Softball Game can be purchased at https://blackandgoldsoftball.splashthat.com/ or at the entry gate on game day.
About Son of a Saint
SON OF A SAINT launched in 2011 to address the burgeoning problem of fatherless boys in the New Orleans area. Under the direction of Bivian "Sonny" Lee, the 501(c)(3) organization is dedicated to its mission of enhancing the lives young males through mentorship, emotional support, development of life skills, exposure to constructive experiences and formation of positive, lasting peer-to-peer relationships. For more information or to get involved, visit www.sonofasaint.org.
About Team Gleason
TEAM GLEASON is a 501(c)3 nonprofit founded by former NFL player, Steve Gleason. After being diagnosed with ALS in 2011, Steve founded Team Gleason, an organization focused on providing an immediate impact to people living with ALS through innovative technology, adventures, equipment and care services. For more information or to get involved, visit www.teamgleason.org.