Rod Black hosts celebrity classic for Plan Canada

Come join the stars as they come out to play in this second annual celebrity softball tournament!

TORONTO, June 25 /CNW/ - It's all in the name of fun and charity as popular Toronto athletes and celebrities put their game faces on for the second annual Rod Black Celebrity Softball Classic for Plan Canada. Favorites such as Rick Vaive, Jamaal Magloire, Trish Stratus, Joe Bowen, PK Subban and Wendel Clark will all be in attendance and swinging for the fences! This celebrity game includes entertainment by the Maple Leafs Sportszone as well as food, drinks, and activities for the whole family. Proceeds from the team go to Plan Canada, one of the world's oldest and largest international development organizations.

Bring your lawn chair and come watch the celebrities play! Admission is FREE!

    When:     Sunday, June 27

    Where:    Sesqui-Centennial Park
              Brampton, Ontario
              (Northeast corner of Bramalea Road & Countryside Drive)

    Celebrities who will be in attendance include:

              Damon Allen - CFL quarterback, 4-time Grey Cup champion
              Rod Black - Sportscaster, TSN
              Dean Blundell - Host, 102.1 The Edge
              Joe Bowen - Sportscaster, voice of the Toronto Maple Leafs
              Michael Burgess - Recording artist and actor
              Wendel Clark - 15-year NHL veteran, former captain of the
              Toronto Maple Leafs
              Mike 'Pinball' Clemons - Vice-Chair, Toronto Argonauts
              James Cybulski - Sportscaster, TSN
              Matt Dunigan - 14-year CFL quarterback, member Canadian
              Football Hall of Fame
              Duane Forde - 12-year CFL fullback, 2-time Grey Cup champion
              Sherman Hamilton - Canadian men's national basketball team
              Ron Hoggarth - 23-year NHL referee
              Mike Johnson - 11-year NHL forward
              Gary Leeman - 16-year NHL veteran
              Jamaal Magloire - NBA centre, Miami Heat
              Danny McManus - 17-year CFL quarterback, 3-time Grey Cup
              Dave Randorf - Sportscaster, TSN
              Brian Stemmle - 4-time Canadian Olympian, alpine skiing
              Trish Stratus - Television personality, retired pro wrestler
              PK Subban - NHL defenceman, Montreal Canadians
              Tim Taylor - 9-year NHL forward
              Rick Vaive - 13-year NHL veteran, former captain of the Toronto
              Maple Leafs

    Available for media:

    -  Photo and interview opportunities with Rod Black, athletes and
       celebrities in attendance

About Plan Canada

Plan Canada is part of Plan, a global movement for change and one of the world's oldest and largest international development agencies. Operating in more than 65 countries, and inclusive of all faiths and cultures, Plan mobilizes millions of people to support social justice for children in the developing world. Plan promotes gender equality in all of their work. Find out more at

SOURCE Plan Canada

For further information: For further information: Brian Gerskup, C: 416-879-3158,

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