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Fan Fest and Fitz’s swing for charity

Posted by Darren Urban on April 19, 2012 – 5:51 pm

In the past, the Cardinals have held Fan Fest the Saturday of minicamp, which always came one of the first couple of weekends in May. Minicamp no longer can be on the weekend — new CBA rules — and so Fan Fest has moved as well. It will still be held on the middle minicamp day. Now, that’s a Wednesday, June 13, and because of the time of year, it will be part of an evening practice at University of Phoenix Stadium. More details to come.

In the meantime, if you are looking to see some Cardinals stars Saturday, you are in luck. Larry Fitzgerald is holding his annual softball game to raise money for his First Down Fund charity. It’ll be out at Salt River Fields where the Diamondbacks hold spring training (you can get tickets here) with first pitch at 1:30 p.m. And, fitting for Fitz, he’s lined up a pretty good roster of athletic celebrities.

The list Fitz provided includes teammates Adrian Wilson, Darnell Dockett and Patrick Peterson, along with former NBA great Gary Payton, Terrell Owens, Kurt Warner, Anquan Boldin, Jared Allen, Greg Jennings, Steven Jackson, Tommie Harris, Roy Williams, Donovan McNabb, DeSean Jackson, DeAngelo Hall and LeSean McCoy.

I’m not sure Fitz is quite as good of a softball player as he is on the football field, but it’s for charity, right?


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16 Responses to “Fan Fest and Fitz’s swing for charity”

  1. By Scott H on Apr 19, 2012 | Reply

    I swear, is there a cooler looking dude in all of pro sports right now than Larry Fitzgerald??? If there is, I haven’t seen him. I am eternally grateful to Dennis Green for making this man an Arizona Cardinal. I will literally shed tears the day he ever wears another uniform.

  2. By Steven on Apr 19, 2012 | Reply

    cool go cards

  3. By UC,CaseyIsatRaGeDY on Apr 19, 2012 | Reply

    Now that Justin Upton and Chris Young are hurt, maybe Fitz could play a lttle centerfield with the occassional over-the-shoulder Wille Mays catch.
    Just needs to work on the stroke.

  4. By Erik on Apr 19, 2012 | Reply

    Is he wearing make up lol

  5. By Eazy E on Apr 19, 2012 | Reply

    Wow so many stars!

  6. By Maskin on Apr 20, 2012 | Reply

    Dont worry Scott H, Fitz is from the old skool. Doesnt believe in going to multiple teams. He is a Cardinal for life! Darren do you see Toler or Williams being ready by spring training?

  7. By Darren Urban on Apr 20, 2012 | Reply

    Maskin —

    RE: Toler/Williams

    Both are taking part in offseason work, yes.

  8. By Fitzy-Fan on Apr 20, 2012 | Reply

    This man is amazing. Such a down to earth guy, why can’t more athletes take pointers from him? Do what you do Larry Fitzgerald and keep being amazing. I am with Scott H. there is no one cooler then him!

  9. By waldropcv on Apr 20, 2012 | Reply

    Uh oh, McNabb is going to be there. He might as well be wearing a Cardinal uniform.

  10. By UC,CaseyIsatRaGeDY on Apr 20, 2012 | Reply

    Thanks for the clean up on my post, Darren.
    I think I forgot a few words.

  11. By Scott H on Apr 22, 2012 | Reply

    waldropcv –

    I wouldn’t worry about McNabb. He’s so busy whining about being the most criticized QB the planet has even seen, I don’t think he knows where he is. Talk about pathetic…he’s now actively campaigning to get himself into the HOF. Funny…I don’t remember any truly HOF-worthy QB’s needing to do that…

  12. By drummer-1 on Apr 22, 2012 | Reply

    @Scott H… Why are you criticing McNabb for answering a question that was asked of him?

  13. By cardsalltheway on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    I don’t believe it(chalk it up to another draft week lie)…
    “Report: Larry Fitzgerald wants Cardinals to pick Michael Floyd”
    http://www.nfl.com/draft/story/09000d5d82885ac7/article/report-larry-fitzgerald-wants-cardinals-to-pick-michael-floyd?module=HP11_headline_stack

    I don’t think we will take a offensive lineman or wide receiver at # 13.

  14. By Joe Gil on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    will there still be a fan fest day at the stadium in June. Is there anything posted about it.

  15. By Darren Urban on May 7, 2012 | Reply

    Joe Gil —

    RE: Fan Fest

    Yes there will but there are no details yet. When there are, I will post them.

  16. By Joe on May 9, 2012 | Reply

    Great..Thanks.

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