Haute 100 lister Eva Longoria and Adrian Gonzalez will cohost Bat 4 Hope, a celebrity softball game benefiting children and young adults with cancer. Gonzalez, who is the first baseman for the Los Angeles Dodgers, is also an ambassador for Padres. Longoria is the national spokesperson for the organization.
The charity event is led by Padres Contra el Cancer, a nonprofit organization that for 30 years has been committed to improving the quality of life for children and young adults with cancer, along with their families, throughout southern and central California.
For the event, which is slated for Saturday, Nov. 7th at Dodger Stadium, there is a haute celebrity lineup. Bat 4 Hope roster includes:
- Taboo, Member of the Black Eyed Peas
- Adrienne Bailon, Actress, singer and cohost of The Real on Fox
- Sandra Peña, On-Air Personality at Mega 96.3fm
- Nomar Garciaparra, Former Dodger
- Keven Ramirez, Radio Host, Super Estrella
- Brian Wilson, Former Dodger
- Joc Pederson, LA Dodgers, Center Field
Other celebs that will be in attendance includes TV personality Mario Lopez, LA Dodgers Third Baseman Justin Turner, among others.
Padres Contra el Cancer was founded to support the needs of the Latino community who have a higher risk of medical problems due to a series of complex factors, including language barriers, socio-economic challenges and limited access to community resources. Through cultural events and community programs, Padres bridges these gaps to promote a comprehensive understanding of childhood cancer and other blood disorders, as well as, effective methods for treatment.
Since its inception in 1985, the organization has provided support to a number of families in the Los Angeles area. Currently, the organization has assisted more than 8,300 childhood cancer patients and 41,500 immediate family members through partnerships with hospitals in California, Florida, New York and Nevada.
For more information or to purchase tickets for Bat 4 Hope visit IamHope.org.