Many people think “spring break” or NASCAR racing when the city of Daytona Beach is mentioned. This Saturday and Sunday, however, the popular Florida area will be hosting a 16-team slow pitch softball tournament with a very unique grand prize awarded the following weekend.
The winner of the amateur competition, called “Brawl at the Beach” will get to face a team of Major League Baseball players in a charity softball game on Saturday, December 8.
The big winner will be the needy as proceeds from the tournament, charity softball game and a Friday night home run derby will benefit St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina‘s Foundation 4, a charitable foundation that supports various causes.
Scheduled to join Molina and his catching brothers Bengie and Jose in the charity game are a host of his Cardinals teammates. They include outfielder Carlos Beltran, shortstop Rafael Furcal, closer Jason Motte, outfielder Jon Jay and catcher Tony Cruz, according to tournament director Danny Acosta as quoted in the Daytona News-Journal. Acosta specifically noted that Albert Pujols had to cancel out as he has not been approved to play following October knee surgery.
Tickets are available through the Daytona Cubs website.