Bombers And Wrestlers Take Up The Bat In Durham

Bombers and Wrestlers Take Up The Bat In Durham

Things could get rough in Downtown Durham on Saturday, August 26. The Durham Bulls Athletic Park will be the scene of a face off between pop singer Michael Bolton’s Bombers and stars of the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) in a charity softball game. The “shakedown” begins at 1:30pm.

The proceeds of the day’s game will be split between Michael Bolton Charities, Inc. and local charities in Durham. One of the Bombers approached the Bulls about sponsoring the game at their stadium, which will be the Bulls’ contribution.

Bolton established the Michael Bolton Foundation in 1993, which became Michael Bolton Charities, Inc. in 1998, and his Bombers have played tirelessly to raise funds. His team consists mostly of his band and crew members and other available celebrities, and they play either the day before or after concert gigs while he is on tour. The Bombers have faced the likes of the Green Bay Packers, NASCAR drivers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Major League Baseball All-Stars.

The Bolton Bombers

The Bolton Band

Bolton is dedicated to his cause. “There are so many of us who are truly fortunate in many ways,” he says. “And there are many of us who believe that giving back and helping people less fortunate than ourselves is simply…the right thing to do.”

In Durham, the Bombers will meet up against WWF strong men including Jerry “The King” Lawler, Chaz, D’Lo Brown, Mean Street Posse, Bull Buchanan, The Kat, Grand Master Sexay, Scotty 2 Hotty, Crash Holly, the Dudley Boyz, Dean Malenko, Frosty, Taka, Funaki, Rodney & Pete Gas, Michael Hayes, Coach, and Howard Finkel. WWF Smackdown is a hit program on CBC subsidiary WJYZ in Charlotte, which is a UPN affiliate. The wrestlers will be giving autographs after the game.

The Dudley Boyz

Mean Street Posse

The “King” Lawler

Duke men’s basketball coach Mike Kryzewski will be on hand as well. Tickets cost $25, $20, and $12 and are available through the Durham Bulls box office. Call 956-BULL to purchase tickets.

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