Kansas head coach Bill Self cuts down a piece of the net in celebration of winning 80-67 against the North Carolina Tar Heels during the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Midwest Regional Final at Edward Jones Dome on March 25, 2012 in St Louis
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Some Kansas City sports celebrities and stars from the entertainment world will be swinging away in the All-Star Legends and Celebrity Softball game on Sunday, July 8 at Kauffman Stadium.
The game will start at about 7:30 p.m.
Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel, Kansas head basketball coach Bill Self, “Modern Family” Emmy winner and Kansas City native Eric Stonestreet, Golden Globe winner and “Mad Men” star Jon Hamm, Chord Overstreet from “Glee,” American Idol contestant Haley Reinhart, “Desperate Housewives” actor James Denton, captain of the U.S. National soccer team Carlos Bocanegra, actor and comedian Horatio Sanz, country music artist David Nail, American Idol winner David Cook, reigning UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon “Bones” Jones, Paul Dimeo from “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” and USA softball gold medalist pitcher Jennie Finch are all scheduled to participate.
Cook, who hails from Blue Springs, Mo., should be familiar with Kauffman Stadium. He used to work at the Stadium Club.
Former Royals stars will also play in the game. They include George Brett, Bo Jackson and Mike Sweeney. Hall of Famers Ernie Banks, Andre Dawson, Rollie Fingers, Rickey Henderson, Ozzie Smith and Dave Winfield as well as former All-Stars Joe Carter and Mike Piazza will compete in the softball event.
There will be a fireworks show after the game.
Before the event, the All-Star Futures game will take place at 4 p.m., featuring some of MLB’s best young prospects.
For more information, go to www.allstargame.com.
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