Back to News List

SC Campaign CEO to Play in Celebrity Softball Game

Monday, June 30, 2014

SC Campaign CEO Forrest Alton will be teaming up with other celebrities, including Dawn Staley, Alshon Jeffrey, Judi Gatson, George Rogers, and Ray Tanner, for INNERSOLE’s Celebrity Softball Game on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 6 p.m. at the Carolina Softball Stadium at Beckham Field. Buy tickets here. 
INNERSOLE, founded by Dawn Staley, USC Women’s Basketball coach, is a national and international initiative whose goal is to provide new sneakers to homeless children and children in need. INNERSOLE also serves children in the Midlands, and in just a few short months, donations have resulted in serving 10 percent of children who are homeless or children who are in need with a new pair of sneakers, basketball shoes, soccer cleats, football cleats or golf shoes. Click here to hear more about Innersole from Dawn Staley herself!

“This is a great opportunity for the SC Campaign to team up with INNERSOLE to raise awareness and resources that will help them continue making a difference in the lives of young people in the Midlands,"" said Forrest Alton. ""I’m honored to be asked to take part in this event which promises to be a lot of fun, and as a personal tribute, I’ll be wearing number 47 during the game – a shout out and thank you to all who have helped our state achieve a 47 percent reduction in the teen birth rate!”
The Celebrity Softball Game will help raise money for INNSERSOLE’s Educate My Soul Challenge with a goal of $75,000 that will provide shoes to children in need during the 2014-15 academic year.

Other participating celebrities include: 

  • Sheldon Brown 
  • Judi Gatson 
  • Duane Parrish 
  • Cynthia Cooper
  • Michael Haley
  • Derek Phillips
  • Justice Cunningham
  • Alshon Jeffrey
  • George Rogers
  • Terri Williams-Flournoy
  • Leon Lott
  • Beverly Smith
  • Nell Fortner
  • Cliff Matthews
  • Ray Tanner
Tickets to the event are only $10, but they are going fast.  Click here to buy tickets!