EASTLAKE, Ohio — The 2021 Jarvis Landry & Friends Celebrity Softball Game, a charity event to benefit the Browns wide receiver's foundation, is slated for June 12, and there will be plenty of familiar faces for Cleveland fans.
Among some of the first-named participants in the softball game are current Browns players such as Baker Mayfield, Myles Garrett, David Njoku, Denzel Ward, Jedrick Wills Jr., Donovan Peoples-Jones, Mack Wilson, and Kareem Hunt; legendary former Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar; Cleveland native and Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce; Cavaliers guard Darius Garland.
Others named participants in the game include:
- Darius Leonard (Indianapolis Colts)
- Diontae Johnson (Pittsburgh Steelers)
- Terrell Edmunds (Pittsburgh Steelers)
- Henry Ruggs III (Las Vegas Raiders)
- Irv Smith, Jr. (Minnesota Vikings)
- Ted Ginn, Jr. (Free agent)
- Vinny Curry (New York Jets)
- Xavien Howard (Miami Dolphins)
Landry said that this year's participant list will be very Cleveland-oriented and said more names will be announced in the next week.
"Most of the guys are Cleveland-based and we did that on purpose. We wanted those guys who grew up in this environment, around the fans in Cleveland, to really get their home welcome," Landry said. "That was something that was definitely important but other names, other surprises that we'll have, they'll come throughout the weeks to come."
The team captains of this year's event will be Landry and Kelce, Landry announced.
The Jarvis Landry & Friends Celebrity Softball Game includes family activities, a home run derby and seven innings of softball between some of the biggest names in Cleveland.
With Ohio dropping COVID-19 health orders on June 2, Landry's event will allow full capacity for fans. The game brings in over 6,000 fans, who will now all be able to attend the event with no capacity limitation. Last year's game had to be canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Proceeds from the event benefit the Jarvis Landry Building Winners Foundation, a nonprofit organization aimed at positively impacting the lives of children and families facing socioeconomic disparities and chronic health conditions such as cystic fibrosis. Proceeds from the event will also benefit the Lake Health Foundation.
"I'm happy that my foundation could be a part of this since I started it, to really reach out to the community and help the right way where I'm needed," Landry said.
The event is held at the Lake County Captains' Classic Park in Eastlake and tickets start at $37.
Gates to Classic Park will open at 2 p.m.
To learn more about the event or to buy tickets, click here.
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