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Coach Adair to Participate in Slim Down the South Celebrity Softball Challenge
Release: 08/01/2012
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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.  

To buy tickets for the game this weekend go to or call 843-724-9267.

Complete List of Participants in 2012 Slim Down the South Celebrity Softball Challenge


Xavier 'The X-Man' McDaniel - NBA Superstar, Sonics, Suns, Celtics, Knicks, Nets

Julie Roberts - SC native, Country Music Singer

Coach Natasha Adair - Head Coach, CofC Women's Basketball

Carolyn Murray - WCBD TV 2 Anchor

Bubba Bryant - Army Wives Actor, Musician

Terry Serpico - Actor, Army Wives

Roberto Martinez - The Bachelorette, Season 6

Kiptyn Locke - The Bachelorette Season 5, Bachelor Pad, Season 1

Tenley Molzahn - The Bachelor Season 14, Bachelor Pad, Season 1

Jon Bruce - WCIV ABC News 4, Morning Anchor

Coach Charlie Driessel - The Citadel Men's Basketball Coach

Raphael James - Live 5 WCSC News Anchor

TJ Phillips - WEZL Radio Host

Coach Drew Meyer - Assistant Coach, Gamecocks Men's Baseball & Former Texas Ranger

Paul Harris - Former Linebacker, Pittsburgh Steelers & Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Steven Jackson - Former Major League Pitcher, Cincinnati Reds, New York Yankees (World Series '09 team), Pirates

Victoria Hansen - WCIV ABC News 4 Anchor


Chelsea Meissner - Survivor One World finalist, Season 24

Chef Amanda Freitag - Food Network's Chopped, Iron Chef America, Top Chef Masters

Chef Marvin Woods - Emmy Award-nominated TV Host, Celebrity Chef & Cookbook Author

Kelly Golden - News Radio, 94.3 WSC FM

Rob Concannon - Stingrays Hockey, President & Former Player

Teddy Valentine  - SEC & Big Ten Basketball Referee

Brian Cleary - Radio Host, Y102.5

Gettys Glaze - Citadel Baseball, Boston Red Sox, Southern Conference Men's Athlete of the Year

Harold Green - Former NFL Cincinnati Bengals Running Back, USC Star Running Back

Dean Stephens - WCIV ABC News 4 Anchor

Jim Stuckey - NFL Super Bowl Champion, San Francisco 49ers, New York Jets

Coach Al Skinner - Former Boston College Men's Basketball Coach, New York Nets, Pistons, 76'ers

Steven Johnson - CofC Star / European Pro Basketball Player

Anthony Johnson - CofC Star/ Former NBA Basketball Player, Orlando Magic, Knicks

Langston Moore - USC Grad, United Football League, Former NFL Cardinals, Lions, Bengals

Bobby Hartin - The Bobby Hartin Show

Brad Weingartner - Play Ball Sponsor


Coach Frank Martin, South Carolina Men's Basketball

Mark Epstein - Sportsman Extraordinaire

Charleston Women's Basketball

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