Baseball players Adrián Beltré, Robinson Canó and Aroldis Chapman, will join former figures such as Pedro Martínez, Barry Larkin and Mariano Duncan in the tenth edition of the ‘Celebrity Classic’, a charity golf tournament organized by the former Boston Red Sox batter David ‘Big Papi’ Ortiz.
At least 600 children in the United States and the Dominican Republic affected by serious heart complications have saved their lives thanks to the resources generated by the Ortiz golf classic, whose new edition will be held from November 30 to December 3.
‘Big Papi’, who won three World Series, also confirmed the participation of players Edwin Encarnación, Adam Jones, Dellin Betances and Hanley Ramírez.
Former players Prince Fielder, Mike Napoli, Tino Martínez, Andrés Galarraga, Andruw Jones, Gary Sheffield, Johnny Damon, Prince Fielder, George Bell and Mariano Duncan will also attend the event.
Ortiz, who ended his career in 2016, said he takes great satisfaction in seeing the children laugh after they regain their health.
“Retiring has given me the opportunity to really focus on doing what I love the most, what is helping people. I want to be remembered for the work we do at the foundation, as well as my achievements in the field, “said the popular ‘Big Papi,’ who turned 42 on November 18.
The editions of the Celebrity Classic, according to Ortiz, have raised about four million dollars that have been destined to surgeries to Dominican children and the American area of New England. EFE