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Ron “Jaws” Jaworski And Larry Bowa To Co-Captain Star-Studded Softball Game For Charity

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To kick off Atlantic League All Star Game on July 11th
The Legends vs The Champions to feature players from the Phillies 1980 and 2008 World Series facing off against Philadelphia area legendary sports stars

CAMDEN, NJ, April 12, 2012 — ESPN NFL Analyst Ron Jaworski and Former Phillie Manager and MLB Network Analyst Larry Bowa will lead two star-studded celebrity teams on the softball diamond to support two area non-profit organizations – Jaws Youth Playbook and Kisses for Kyle.

The game will be played on July 11, 2012 at Campbell’s Field, home of the Camden Riversharks professional baseball team, as a prelude to the Atlantic League All-Star Game, presented by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, which will begin at 7:05pm. The softball game will begin at 5:00pm with gates to open at 4:00pm.

Larry Bowa will co-captain of The Champions, which will be managed by Michael Barkann and fielded with players from the Phillies 1980 and 2008 World Series Championship teams. Ron Jaworski will co-captain The Legends team, which will be managed by Ike Reese and comprised of Philadelphia area legendary sports stars.

“I am so excited to work with Larry and our celebrity friends to raise funds for two important causes,” said Ron Jaworski, President of Jaws Youth Playbook. “Campbell’s Field is an amazing setting for this showdown and I guarantee it will be an awesome experience for the fans.”

"I am very excited to be a part of this event and to help support the Kisses for Kyle Foundation and Jaws Youth Playbook,” said Larry Bowa, MLB Network Analyst. “Both organizations do wonderful work and I am happy to be included with Ron Jaworski for this charity softball game."

The list of athletes, former athletes and media personalities who will join Jaws and Bowa in the “Legends vs Champions” celebrity softball game is growing. The roster will be continually updated at JawsSoftball.com.

The 4-inning condensed game will utilize standard softball rules and a temporary wall on the field. To have an opportunity to shine, every celebrity player will bat during each inning. Prepare to see humorous antics during and between innings. Spectators are encouraged to visit the silent auction on the concourse level and enjoy the celebrity softball game complete with fan/player interaction between innings and a jersey auction after the game.

There are a variety of sponsorship packages available including tickets, signage, access to post-game Meet-and-Greet and more. For tickets, more information on the game, or sponsorship opportunities, visiJawsSoftball.com.

Jaws Youth Playbook was founded by ESPN Analyst and Former NFL Quarterback Ron Jaworski. Jaws Youth Playbook’s mission is to support the health and wellness of at-risk youth in the community while advocating the access to safe play and healthy choices. www.JawsYouthPlaybook.org

The Kisses for Kyle Foundation was established in memory of Kyle Snyder who lost his life to leukemia in 1998. Kisses for Kyle offers a variety of services to families fighting childhood cancer in the Delaware Valley.www.kissesforkyle.org

The Camden Riversharks are entering their 12th season in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. Since 2001, the Riversharks have hosted all of their home games at Campbell’s Field, located along the Camden Waterfront. The team provides a competitive baseball product, while maintaining an affordable family friendly atmosphere. For more information please visit www.riversharks.com

Camden Riversharks to host open tryout for baseball prospects

Camden Riversharks to host open tryout for baseball prospects

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 The Camden Riversharks will host its 12th annual open tryout session at Campbell’s Field on Saturday, April 7 at 9 a.m. for players 18 and older.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. and there is a $50 fee for all participants. Players are required to bring their own equipment including: wooden bats, gloves, footwear and catching gear. A T-shirt will be provided for all who tryout. 

Representatives from the Riversharks and other Atlantic League officials will be present to scout and evaluate all prospects. Pitchers and field position players are welcome to tryout. Collegiate athletes will not be allowed to participate as doing so can compromise their NCAA eligibility. 

"Open tryouts give players an opportunity to come to the ballpark and show off their skills,” said Manager Jeff Scott. “We’ve had success in the past and we hope to have that again this weekend.”

In the past three years, four players have been signed from open tryouts. Dewon Brazelton, a first round selection of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in 2001, made the Riversharks opening day roster after attending an open tryout. In 2009, he appeared in the Riversharks starting rotation, earning a 3.69 ERA with a 6-8 record. 

For additional information, visit www.riversharks.com or call 1-866-SHARKS-9.

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Hundreds Attend Rally to Keep Battleship New Jersey At Its Camden Berth

Hundreds Attend Rally to Keep Battleship New Jersey At Its Camden Berth

By Paul Kurtz

CAMDEN, N.J. (CBS) — Supporters of the Battleship New Jersey museum held a rally today in support of keeping the vessel on the Delaware riverfront in Camden, NJ.

The crew gave a demonstration of the old battleship’s awesome firepower, but you could also interpret it as a shot across the bow for those who want to move the New Jersey north to a new home in Liberty State Park, in northern New Jersey.

“The Battleship New Jersey belongs in the City of Camden and South Jersey,” Camden mayor Dana Redd told the cheering crowd.  “Will you join us in this fight?”

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(A trumpeter plays the National Anthem in front of the 12" guns of the Battleship New Jersey. Credit: Paul Kurtz)

Phil Rowan, president of the Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial, says a North Jersey group has engaged in a letter-writing and publicity campaign, claiming the museum is in violation of its Navy contract.

“They think that because of some of the financial issues we’ve gone through and some of the attendance issues, they think it’s ripe for them  to try to pull the ship up there now,” he told KYW Newsradio, “but that’s not going to happen.”


Rowan says they’ve come up with a new plan for fundraising and marketing the ship, and are looking forward to a successful summer tourist season.

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