Now that his 19th season is in the books, Dallas Mavericks superstar forward Dirk Nowitzki is ready to change his basketball sneakers for some baseball cleats.
The very popular annual Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game, hosted by Nowitzki, will be held June 24 at Dr Pepper Ballpark. It will be the sixth year Nowitzki has hosted this game, which was previously hosted for 10 years by ex-Dallas Stars superstar Mike Modano.
The event, which is a huge hit with fans and always sells out, benefits charities of the Dirk Nowitzki Foundation and the Heroes Foundation.
Current and former pro athletes from the National Basketball Association, National Football League, Major League Baseball, National Hockey League and Major League Soccer — along with many celebrities — wind up playing in this must-see baseball game.
Nowitzki and former Mavericks forward Brian Cardinal were named co-most valuable players in the 2014 contest after their team won, 17-16.
Tickets for this year’s game go on sale May 2, and the participants will be announced at a later date.