Aaron and Alvin Jones Bring Back Annual A&A Foundation Charity Softball Game
El Pasoans Aaron and Alvin Jones are bringing back their annual A&A All the Way Foundation charity softball game on Thursday evening at Southwest University Park, as the brothers welcome a star-studded lineup to the local fans in a matchup that features a home run derby, silent auction and the game itself.
The gates open at 5:30 at Southwest University Park with tickets still available on AAAlltheWay.org. The game gets started at 7:30. Besides the on-field activities, there will be a raffle, silent auction, exclusive merchandise and vendor booths throughout the concourse.
600 ESPN El Paso will be broadcasting live at Southwest University Park on Thursday starting at 4 p.m. with the pregame coverage of the game. You can download the free 600 ESPN El Paso Mobile App to listen live.
Proceeds from the ticket sales will go to benefit the A&A All the Way Foundation, which is a non-profit that looks to inspire, educate and promote unity and diversity through the lives of youth. They focus on recreation and fitness, children's basic needs and military families, according to the foundation's website.
Fellow NFL players like Nik Needham, Robertson-Harris, Eric Stokes (Packers cornerback), Mike Carter (Jets), Shamar Jean-Charles (Packers cornerback), Tyler Goodson (Packers running back) and Jeffrey Wilson Jr. (Dolphins RB) will be on Aaron’s team. Team Aaron will also feature U.S. Men's National soccer player Ricardo Pepi. Rachel Schaeffer (UTEP softball alum) might be the ringer on this squad.
Team Alvin will reflect a good mix of athletes and personalities. Some NFL players like Davon House (Packers CB) will make up his team. Then, notable personalities like Kirko Bangz (rapper), Danny Cashout (Internet personality) and Leslie "Les Do Makeup" (influencer) join Team Alvin. UTEP will be represented on this squad as well as Team Alvin has Deion Hankins (running back), and graduates Rey Flores (wide receiver) and Kalaii Griffin (CEO of Shredskinz, former linebacker).
Earlier on Thursday, members of both teams visited El Paso Children's Hospital and met with patients. On Friday, the Foundation will host the annual Jones Skills Camp for football players, while NBA player George Hill (Indiana Pacers) will be hosting a basketball camp. Both camps take place at Burges High School.