Subway Sponsors Little League Charity Tour

  • June 22, 2010
In partnership with Little League Baseball and Softball, Subway will kick off its second "Baseball DeSIGNS" tour on July 9, with a National Little League Baseball Appreciation Game in Beverly Hills, Calif.

During the tour, baseballs designed by Little Leaguers are autographed by celebrities. The balls are subsequently auctioned off to the public, with proceeds benefiting the Little League Urban Initiative.

Baseball stars and "famous fans of Subway" will accompany the tour as spokespeople. They will include the Philadelphia Phillies' Ryan Howard; former Los Angeles Dodgers star/ESPN personality Orel Hershiser; New York Yankees legend Bucky Dent, and Boston Red Sox Hall of Famer Fred Lynn.

Gold Glove and Cy Young Award winner Orel Hershiser and former nine-time All-Star Fred Lynn will serve as celebrity coaches during the Little League exhibition/appreciation game. Subway national spokesperson Jared Fogle will also make an appearance.

The tour will also make stops in Anaheim, Calif., and New York City, ending in South Williamsport, Pa., during the Little League Baseball World Series.



Celebrities scheduled to autograph baseballs for the tour include cast members from the TV series "Glee" and "Gossip Girl," actors from the "Twilight" movie franchise, Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps, professional baseball players CC Sabathia and Ryan Howard, NASCAR driver Carl Edwards and four-time NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon.

The baseballs will be displayed at and Auctions will open to the public Aug. 20 on eBay, and will run through the Little League Baseball World Series, which concludes on Aug. 29.

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