Favre softball game a hit

The fourth annual Brett Favre Celebrity Softball Game last Sunday drew a record crowd of 7,123 who watched the offense knock off the defense 24-10 at Fox Cities Stadium in Appleton. All proceeds from the event went toward the Brett Favre Forward Foundation, which provides aid to disadvantaged or disabled children in Wisconsin and Mississippi.<p>

Despite an afternoon that included rain and a little sunshine, the offense mustered 15 runs between the second and third innings, which included a home run by Favre, en route to the victory.

The offense included: Favre, Najeh Davenport, Donald Driver, Robert Ferguson, William Henderson, Doug Pederson, Marco Rivera, Mark Tauscher and Javon Walker. It was coached by Edgar Bennett. The defense included Marques Anderson, Josh Bidwell, Na'il Diggs, Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila, Hunter Hillenmeyer, Aaron Kampman, Paris Lenon, Ryan Longwell, Torrance Marshall, Jacoby Shepard and Bryant Westbrook. It was coached by Dexter McNabb.

Many area celebrities participated as well as Favre's wife, Deanna, and daughter, Brittany. Packers public relations director, Lee Remmel, tossed the honorary first pitch.

"The weather actually turned out great (by the end of the game) and it was another great turnout," said Favre. "It was a lot of fun as usual and I hope the guys enjoyed it, and I hope the fans enjoyed it as well."

The Favre Forward Foundation was established in 1996 and has donated close to $1 million over the past seven years.

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