Slim Down the SouthMark November 9th on your calendar and plan to attend Louie’s Kids’ third annual Slim Down the South Celebrity Softball Challenge. This fundraising event will be held at Joe Riley Park and will feature a host of celebrity players and coaches that will be announced soon. Event sponsors include title sponsor Southwest Airlines and team sponsors REV Restaurant Group and Wells Fargo.

In the past, Slim Down the South has featured teams made up of well-known celebrities and athletes coached by actor and comedian Bill Murray, and singer-songwriter Darius Rucker. College of Charleston Women’s Basketball Head Coach Natasha Adair played on Murray’s team during the 2012 game and here’s a video of her experience.

Check the list below of celebrities for this year’s event.

“This year’s event will be bigger and better than before and I’m excited Southwest gets to be a part of the fun,” said Louis Yuhasz, founder of Louie’s Kids. “With a lineup of big-name celebrities to round out the teams, each sponsored by REV Restaurant Group and Wells Fargo, a dedicated kid’s area during the game, and fun antics during and between innings, this year’s event is sure to be a grand slam.”

Money raised benefits Louie’s Kids, a national nonprofit that helps treat childhood obesity, as well as promotes a healthier, more productive life through programs like RunBuddies.

Stay tuned to our blog, as well as Facebook and Twitter for ticket information and to find out who signs up to be the celebrity players and coaches!

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Celebrities signed up for the 2013 Slim Down the South Softball Challenge

Bill Murray, Actor/Comedian

Mark Bryan, Hootie & the Blowfish

Dean Felber, Hootie & the Blowfish

Adam Rodriguez, Reckless, Magic Mike, CSI Miami

Eric Bass, Shinedown

Zach Myers, Shinedown

Terry Serpico, Army Wives

Sylvia Jefferies, Nashville, Eastbound and Down

Bubba Bryant, Army Wives

Paula Trickey, Actress

Corey Miller, NFL

Langston Moore, NFL

Michael Kohn, MLB

Kevin Elster, MLB,

Elise Testone, Singer, American Idol

Patrick Davis, Singer/Songwriter

Carolyn Murray, News 2

Brendan Clark, News 2

Dean Stephens, News 4

Victoria Hansen, News 4

Tessa Spencer, News 4

Jon Bruce, News 4

Tom Crawford, News 4

Raphael James, Fox 5

Kelly Golden, 94.3

Brian Cleary, 102.5