BARRY ZITO, KELLEY JAMES CELEBRATE 2013 SPRING TRAINING SEASON WITH
“A NIGHT FOR THE TROOPS” PERFORMANCE
Cy Young Award winning pitcher & national recording artist to perform at W Scottsdale
Three-time Major League Baseball All-Star and former Cy Young Award winning pitcher, Barry Zito, of the 2012 World Champion San Francisco Giants, and national recording artist Kelley James, will headline “A Night For The Troops” on Saturday, March 9, at W Scottsdale located at 7277 East Camelback Road, Scottsdale, Arizona. The show will benefit Strikeouts For Troops®, a non-profit charity founded by Zito in 2005. Doors open at 8:00 p.m.
Performing together for a fifth time, Zito and James continue to bring music and sports fans together for a good cause. Previous performances featured Major LeagueBaseball (MLB) players Ryan Braun, left fielder for the Milwaukee Brewers, Eric Byrnes, former Seattle Mariners outfielder and current KNBR host, Huston Street, pitcher for the San Diego Padres, and Pablo Sandoval, 2013 World Series MVP infielder for the San Francisco Giants.
Tickets are on sale now at www.wscottsdaletickets.com, with a limited number of pre-sale tickets starting at $20.
Zito and James will perform their unique mix of acoustic music for a very special cause. Strikeouts For Troops, a national non-profit, founded by Zito, givesback to injured military service men and women through grants by providing ‘comforts of home’ to injured troops, uplifting spirit and morale, and offering support to their families.
Zito, a 13-year MLB veteran, is also an accomplished songwriter who has always had a love for the stage. Zito's roots and influence in music began with his parents. His father Joe was a classically trained musician and conductor/composer for Nat King Cole and his late mother, Roberta, performed with the Merry Young Souls, the back up singers for Nat Cole.
Kelley James has toured the nation with acts such as Mike Posner and O.A.R., and has performed over 800 shows in the past four years. He has sold out shows at the Key Club and Troubadour in Los Angeles as well as the House of Blues in Chicago and he is a regular performer at PGA events including the Coors Light Birds Nest at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, Farmer’s Insurance Rock Ball, HP Byron Nelson Pavilion After Dark and many more. James has attracted numerous corporate sponsors such as Corona, DC Shoes, Honda, Oakley and Red Bull, to name a few.
ABOUT STRIKEOUTS FOR TROOPS®
Strikeouts For Troops ® is a national non-profit charitable organization founded by three-time Major League Baseball All-Star and Cy Young Award winning pitcher, Barry Zito of the 2012 World Champion San Francisco Giants.
Strikeouts For Troops is dedicated to providing our country’s armed forces with the ‘comforts of home’ while giving back to those who give so much. Strikeouts For Troops is Americans helping Americans, and specifically provides injured service members with importantcare and assistance while they undergo an often long and painful recovery. Additionally, Strikeouts For Troops works to lift the spirits and morale of our injured troops; important to the healing process.
Since its formation in 2005 to honor U.S. service members, Strikeouts For Troops has touched the lives of thousands of U.S. service members and their families and raised funds from contributions from fundraising events, fan donations, corporate partnerships and from professional baseball players, coaches and executives. At the heart of the non-partisan foundation is helping to facilitate care, attention, and comfort to our injured service members and support to our military families. StrikeoutsForTroops.org, @Strkouts4Troops, www.facebook.com/StrikeoutsForTroops.
ABOUT W SCOTTSDALE
W Scottsdale marks the debut of W Hotels in Arizona. This sultry Southwest oasis, where innovative design mixes with urban sophistication, features 230 guest rooms including 33 lavish suites. A true insider escape, W Scottsdale boasts Arizona’s only Bliss® Spa, Sushi Roku restaurant, and W Hotels The Store and offers three chic destination bars – the W Living Room, Shade Lounge and Sunset Lawn. Located in downtown Scottsdale, W Scottsdale provides guests access to discover the city’s high profile shopping, innovative restaurants, eclectic arts district and vibrant nightlife. Signature services and amenities include the Whatever/Whenever® concierge service, Wheels®, SWEAT Fitness®, WET®, WIRED Business Center and P.A.W. – Pets Are Welcome™. For more information, visit www.wscottsdalehotel.com or call to schedule a reservation 877 W HOTELS.
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