Hibbert, Mathis to Host Celebrity Softball Challenge

Pacers center Roy Hibbert and Colts defensive end Robert Mathis will once again team up to host the sixth annual Caroline Symmes Memorial Celebrity Softball Challenge on Thursday, June 26 at Victory Field in downtown Indianapolis. Tickets for the event, which is presented by the Tony Stewart Foundation and benefits the Indiana Children's Wish Fund, are on sale now.


Mathis and Hibbert will make up their softball squads from a group of celebrities that includes players from both the Colts and Pacers as well as mascots, media personalities and other local sports stars. Gates will open at 5:00 p.m., before the night begins with a Home Run Derby from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and culminates with the Celebrity Softball Game from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

About The Event:

The event is in memory of Caroline Symmes, a Wish child who was involved with the inaugural softball event and passed away in December 2009. Proceeds from this event will help Indiana Children's Wish Fund grant wishes to Indiana children, ages 3 -18, who suffer from a life-threatening illness. Indiana Children's Wish Fund has granted over 2,000 wishes to Indiana children in the past 27 years, including trips to Disney World, meeting celebrities, shopping trips, home computers and more.

Photos: 2013 Caroline Symmes Memorial Celebrity Softball Challenge