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Dirk welcomes media, teammates prior to 7th annual Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game

Dirk welcomes media, teammates prior to 7th annual Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game

Dirk Nowitzki and Dallas Mavericks players met with the media on Thursday in anticipation of Nowitzki’s annual Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game. The event takes place on Friday, June 8th at Dr. Pepper Ballpark in Frisco and features a star-studded cast. Notable Mavs staff playing in the game are Nowitzki, Dennis Smith Jr., Harrison Barnes, and owner Mark Cuban. Dallas Cowboys Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliot will also play. Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Frisco is sponsoring the event and the proceeds will go to the Dirk Nowitzki Foundation and the Heroes Foundation.

Thursday’s festivities included batting practice for Mavs players and celebrities as well as open session for the media. Nowitzki addressed all media members at the beginning of batting practice. He took questions from reporters in regards to the game itself, its participants, as well as answering a question about his retirement.

Per Dallas Sports Fanatic’s Michael Lark, Nowitzki mentioned at his press conference that he is not 100 percent sure that he will retire at the end of next season. This upcoming season will be his 21st, the most for any NBA player with one team. Mavs fans of old and young surely wouldn’t mind seeing Nowitzki make it 22 if he feels like he can contribute at a high level.

The game will take place on Friday and is almost sold out. Tickets are available online at the www.dnfoundation.org. Friday’s schedule starts off with The Heroes Special Olympics All-Star Softball Game at 5:00 pm. The 2018 Dirk Nowitzki’s Heroes Celebrity Baseball game will then proceed, starting at 7:00 pm. There will be fireworks and opportunities for fans to get autographs after the seven-inning game ends. This is the 7th annual game that Dirk has hosted after taking over for Dallas Stars legend Mike Modano. The complete list of athletes and celebrities participating is below.

 

 

Staff writer covering the Dallas Mavericks | I was born and raised in the east Dallas area. I graduated with my Master's in Finance from Texas Tech University in 2016. During the day I work at Texas Instruments and at night I play and watch as much basketball as I can. I was in Miami when the Mavs won in 2011 and I was in the building to see Dirk's 30K point. I follow the Mavs and NBA religiously, with the Cowboys and Rangers sprinkled in. Outside of sports I like The Office, cooking, and good beer.

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