Reckless Kelly via Crowdrise
May 25, 2011
BENEFITING: The Austin Miracle League
EVENT DATE: May 01, 2011
We don't like to read a lot of words and we're sure you don't either- but if you want more information, here’s what we can tell you:
In two years, Reckless Kelly has raised more than $65,000 for five area youth baseball groups, the Miracle Leagues at Town & Country and San Antonio, South Austin Little League, Balcones Little League and Montopolis Little League. That's astounding and all because we worked together as a team!
Each year, our Celebrity Softball Jam brings together thousands of folks - not just for a great time playing ball and jamming out at our show after the game - but more importantly, to raise money to help the children of our future be able to enjoy the same fun and activities we all had growing up.
When people come together, that's when change happens. We have seen it first hand and it feels good seeing the fruits of all of our labor.
So who else is involved and where does this money go?
Last year, at the Montopolis Little League field in East Austin, Reckless Kelly band members, Willy and Cody Braun and Jay Nazz joined league coach Israel Lopez and a dozen “Lowe’s Heroes,” employees from stores in Leander and Round Rock, to build and paint an outfield fence to keep car lights off the playing field during games.
At the Balcones Youth Sports field in Central Austin, they joined league president Brad Hughes and 25 other “Lowe’s Heroes,” employees from Lowe’s of Northeast Austin and Lowe’s of Hutto, to repair and paint bleachers, picnic tables and bathroom walls and floors. They also built new bullpens adjacent to both senior field dugouts.
This year's Celebrity Softball Jam included:
Reckless Kelly, Mickey & The Motorcars, Muzzy Braun, Ray Benson, Dale Watson Jam, Josh Abbott Band, Cody Canada & the Departed, Bo Bice, Charlie Robison, Heidi Newfield, Wade Bowen, Hayes Carll, Bruce Robison, Randy Rogers Band, Mary Cutrufello, George Devore, Django Walker, Pauline Reese and Roger Creager.
Our baseball teams consisted of the following greats:
Eric Raines (KVET), Rod Babers (UT and NFL Player, KVET-AM), Hayden Moss (Season 12 Big Brother Winner), Dan Orlovsky (Houston Texans), Andy Langer (Radio and TV Personality), Ken Schrom (former MLB Player), Steve Littleton (departed band member), Stephen Braggs (Longhorn and NFL Player), Sam August (Baller, Surfer), Rocky Spencer (Texas A&M Softball Legend), Jesse James Lejia (2 time World Championship Boxer), David Bowen (departed band member), Eric Watson (Houston Texas), Dale Dudley (KLBJ morning "jock"), Glenn Wilson (Coach, Former Astro), Kelly Gruber (Former MLB Player), Kirk Dressendorfer (Longhorn, Oakland A's), Ricky Doyle (YNN Sports Director), Brian Beck (KGSR deejay), Quan Cosby (former Longhorn, NFL Player), Chris Mosser (KVET Roadhouse host), Bob Fonseca (KLBJ morning man), Greg Swindell (MLB pitcher), Matt Boone (Former professional player), Travis Lofland (TV's Deadliest Catch), Mattson Rainer (KNBT Jock), TJ Greaney (Country Line Magazine), Adam Odor (Backstage guru, Producer), Corb Lund (Musician), Reid Ryan (Coach), Brian Hill (3rd Base Coach)
We thank everyone for their participation and support!