Reminder: the Joe Kocur Foundation’s charity softball game takes place on August 24th

Hometown Life’s Colin Gay issues a timely reminder:

The Joe Kocur Foundation for Children will hold its 11th annual Celebrity Softball Series at Duck Lake Pines Park in Highland on Saturday, Aug. 24. 

The series will consist of three softball games featuring alumni of the Detroit Red Wings, such as former goaltender Chris Osgood and right wing Kirk Maltby, and local Detroit celebrities, like former Detroit Lions quarterback Eric Hipple and actor Jeff Daniels. 

Kocur, who played for the Red Wings for nine seasons as a right wing, began his foundation in 2009. Its main priority is to assist local charities that focus on children and local families in the greater Detroit area. 

The proceeds from the softball series will benefit organizations like Wings of Mercy East Michigan, FAR Therapeutic Arts and Recreation, Huron Valley Special Olympics and the Play Like Jackson Foundation. 

Tickets for the softball series are $10 in advance and $15 at the gate. Gates for the event open at 11 a.m. on Aug. 24, with games beginning at 12:15 p.m., 2:15 p.m. and 4:15 p.m. 

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