On Saturday, June 14, Florida International University will host the First Annual Jimmy Wilson’s Celebrity Softball Charity Game to benefit the Above .500 Foundation. Players from the Miami Dolphins and other local celebrities will show off their softball skills at an evening of fun and philanthropy.
“This is great for the fans, to show the world that no matter your circumstances or situation, you can always turn it into a positive,” said Jimmy Wilson, four-year safety for the Miami Dolphins. After a difficult childhood and two years in jail before beginning a career in Montana and being drafted in 2011, Wilson has experienced the importance of hard work and determination.
“My story is a prime example, if you work hard at your goals, anything is possible no matter what environment you come from, and that’s what the Above .500 Foundation is all about,” Wilson said.
Above .500 Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to using sports and education to encourage middle and high school students to lead positive lives. The foundation exhibits “Dream Rallies” at public schools that include celebrity appearances, games, motivational speakers, music performances and giveaways. Dream Rallies aim to improve students’ lives and spread the foundation’s positive message of hard work, dedication and success.
“This event will fuel our Dream Rallies at the schools and bring excitement to the South Florida community,” said Brawley Sanchez, founder and Executive Director of Above .500 Foundation. “Our mission is to encourage young people of all ages to live positive lives, never give up, and follow their dreams and we use sports to do that.”
With a “Character over Talent” mentality, Above .500 Foundation believes that anyone, no matter the obstacle, loss or setback, can stay Above .500 and become a champion with the right attitude and character.
Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For additional information regarding sponsorship opportunities or for general information, please contact Brawley Sanchez at 305-409-0327.
WHEN: Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 5 p.m.
Florida International University
11200 SW 8th St.
Miami, FL 33199
TICKETS: Tickets range in price from $10 to $75 and can be purchased here.