Members of Austin roots-rock band Reckless Kelly were on the field June 28 at Round Rock’s Dell Diamond to present three checks totaling $30,000 to members and representatives of three area youth
baseball groups — The Miracle League at San Antonio, The Miracle League at Town and Country, and Del Valle Little League — proceeds from the band’s 3rd Celebrity Softball Jam, held May 1 at the ballpark.
The band also donated a Toro truck bed full of bats, balls, mitts and more from its inaugural Reckless Recycling Program, which asked Jam-goers to bring new and gently used baseball equipment to give to youth in need.
Thousands of fans filled the stands for the softball game and centerfield concert that featured two teams, Sultans of Sing and One Hit Wonders, made up of sports greats and musicians such as MLB players Greg Swindell and Kirk Dressendorfer, boxing champion Jesse James Lieja and members of Reckless Kelly, Micky and the Motorcars, and the Randy Rogers Band as well as Muzzie Braun, Dale Watson, Pauline Reese, Wade Bowen, George Devore, Asleep at the Wheel’s Ray Benson and
In three years, Reckless Kelly has raised more than $100,000 from its Celebrity Softball Jams, attended by nearly 20,000 fans.
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Posted by: Sam Moore
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