Favre Celebrity Softball Game Set For June 9

The Third Annual Brett Favre Celebrity Softball Game is set for Sunday, June 9, 2002, at Fox Cities Stadium in Appleton. The game is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the Brett Favre Forward Foundation, whose mission is to provide aid to disadvantaged or disabled children residing in Wisconsin.<p>

The Brett Favre Forward Foundation was established in 1996 and is a 501(c)3 organization in which all net proceeds raised from each event benefits charities. More than $60,000 was donated to local charities from the softball game in 2001. Charity recipients included: CASA of Brown County, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Rawhide Ranch and Back to School. Since 1996, the Foundation has donated more than $850,000 to worthwhile charities.

Bergstrom Automotive will serve as presenting sponsor of the event for the third straight year. "We are extremely pleased to sponsor the Brett Favre Celebrity Softball Game once again this year," said John Bergstrom, CEO of Bergstrom Automotive. "The time Brett and the other players commit to this event makes a significant difference to needy children in our community."

"This event is an excellent way for the team to get together and have some fun, while providing entertainment for our loyal fans and raise significant dollars for local charities," said Brett Favre, president of the Brett Favre Forward Foundation and quarterback of the Green Bay Packers. "I would like to thank Bergstrom Automotive for their support of this event and hope everyone will come out and fill the stands for the game."

The softball game will feature Brett Favre and the Green Bay Packers offense against the Green Bay Packers defense. Last year, in a storybook ending, Brett Favre came to the plate in the final at-bat of the game and hit a home run to give the offense a 32-31 victory over the defense in front of a sellout crowd. Tickets will go on sale Wednesday, May 1, 2002 and can be purchased by calling the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers ticket office at 800/WITIMBER or 920/733-4152. Ticket prices are as follows

: * Box seats - $25.00

* Reserved seats - $15.00

* General admission - $10.00

* Sponsorship ticket and hospitality packages available by calling Erin Smith at 205/967-4745, ext.118.

For information regarding the Brett Favre Celebrity Softball Game, contact Erin Smith, Event Director at (205) 967-4745, ext.118 or esmith@brunoeventteam.com . Visit www.bergstromauto.com for the most up-to-date game information.

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