EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSCelebrities Will Play Ball To Raise Money For Education
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Reported by: Taisha Walker
Videographer: Troy Morgan
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Aug. 23, 2013 12:03 PM EDT
Updated: Aug. 23, 2013 9:07 PM EDT
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
Celebrities across West Virginia will take a swing at the bat Saturday to help raise money for educational programs.
The Celebrity Grand Slam starts at 7:30 p.m. at Appalachian Power Park. "America's Got Talent" winner Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. will kick off the event by singing the national anthem.
Murphy is also slated to play softball with Eyewitness News anchor Elizabeth Noreika, Kanawha County Del. Doug Skaff, state Sen. Chris Walters and Kanawha County Prosecutor Mark Plants.
Money raised from Saturday's event will benefit Montessori School programs and scholarships, organizer Ben Salango said.
"Montessori methods are different in that they teach the children how to learn and how to be creative, and to learn at their own pace." Salango said. "So if a child is more advanced than others, they're able to flourish in the Montessori environment, then again, if they need special help, they're able to get that."
Fireworks will light the sky once the game ends Saturday.
Tickets cost $5 and are available at the Charleston Montessori School.
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