CHARLESTON, S.C. - College of Charleston women's basketball head coach Natasha Adair will join South Carolina men's basketball coach Frank Martin, country music star Julie Roberts, former CofC and NBA player Anthony Johnson and more for a softball game to fight childhood obesity Saturday Aug. 4 at 7:05 PM at Charleston's Joe Riley Park.
The event, in its second year is organized by local nonprofit group Louie's Kids, whose mission is fighting against childhood obesity, which afflicts over 25 million American children today. The Louie's Kids staff includes dieticians, therapists, volunteers and has programs such as "Run Buddies" for children lacking exercise.
"I'm excited to participate in this tremendous event," Adair said. "For our community to come together for such a great cause is really inspiring. I look forward being part of an event that is going to have a great positive impact on so many people."
Last year's even was a great success as Darius Rucker and Bill Murray were captains of the two teams. The 2011 effort also led to a $10,000 grant from the Carolina Panthers, which is being used to expand programs to the Charlotte area.