Ali Headlines ASU Fundraiser

November 6, 2009

TEMPE, Ariz. – Former Arizona State Baseball stars Andre Ethier and Dustin Pedroia will join Muhammad

Former ASU & Current LA Dodger Star Andre Ethier

Former ASU & Current LA Dodger Star Andre Ethier

Ali at Coach Murphy’s Charity Home Run Derby on Friday night at Scottsdale Stadium. Ethier, from the Los Angeles Dodgers, and Pedroia, from the Boston Red Sox, will be in attendance to root on the home run derby contestants.

ASU Baseball Head Coach, Pat Murphy, is leading sluggers up to bat as he hosts his Inaugural Charity Home Run Derby & Family Fun Fall Festival. Celebrities including Muhammad Ali will make special appearances to root on contestants as they swing for the fences.

Entertainment will be featured throughout the night including The Rave, Phoenix’s hottest variety rock band. Attendees can also enjoy dinner options, a silent auction and raffle drawings. A Kid Zone is available for children 10 years old and under.

Former ASU & Current Red Sox Star Dustin Pedroia

Former ASU & Current Red Sox Star Dustin Pedroia

The Home Run Derby & Family Fun Fall Festival will benefit The Crossroads, Inc. Transitional living for people in recovery. Substance abuse affects all of our lives. The Crossroads, Inc. has provided a safe and healthy environment for people recovering from alcoholism and addiction for nearly 50 years in the Phoenix area. Throughout its six facilities, it impacts residents, alumni, and community members with continuing support meetings and educational scholarships.

The event will be at Scottsdale Stadium on Friday, November 6 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.  Tickets can be purchased online at

(Press Release)

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