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Submitted by Pepperdine University
11:43 am PST January 11, 2019

The Pepperdine University Athletics Department will partner with the #CaliforniaStrong movement and Southeast Ventura County YMCA, to play host to a celebrity softball game in support of the recent tragedies that have impacted community members on Sunday, Jan. 13, at Eddy D. Field Stadium.

As communities across California work together to recover from the recent natural disasters and tragedies such as the shooting at Borderline Bar and Grill, the Camp and Woolsey Fires, an all-star team has come together to raise funds and awareness for all those affected.

In partnership with the Southeast Ventura County YMCA, California Strong — a nonprofit effort led by Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff and Milwaukee Brewers players Christian Yelich, Ryan Braun, and Mike Moustakas — will host a celebrity softball game in support of the recent tragedies.

The ticketed event is open to the public and will take place at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 13, at the Pepperdine University baseball field, Eddy D. Field Stadium. One hundred percent of proceeds will benefit those in need of the resources to successfully rebuild their lives following the tragic events that have impacted various communities in recent months.

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“Pepperdine is pleased to partner with the #CaliforniaStrong movement as well as the Southeast Ventura County YMCA on this phenomenal community celebration,” says Karina Herold, senior associate director of athletics at Pepperdine and member of the Southeast Ventura County YMCA Corporate Board. “The Pepperdine community has been significantly impacted by recent events, and we are honored to host a fun-filled day that honors our first responders and raises money and awareness for the victims of the Borderline shooting and the fires. Together our community is #CAStrong, and we are committed to helping heal, rebuild, and come back better than ever.”

The celebrity softball game will feature support from athletes, actors, and musicians, including Adam Sandler, Mira Sorvino, Jamie Foxx, Brad Paisley, Baker Mayfield (Cleveland Browns), Reggie Miller, Justin Turner (LA Dodgers), Tyler Skaggs (Anaheim Angels), and many more. 

The event also will feature a surprise musical guest, food trucks, an interactive children’s zone, a flyover presentation featuring four World War II planes, and VIP offerings with catering by Sushi Roku and BOA Steakhouse.