Three former Milwaukee Brewers' stars will reunite on Concordia's campus for the Aug. 10 Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer (MACC) Fund Celebrity Softball Game at Kapco Park.
Major League Baseball Hall of Famers Robin Yount and Paul Molitor will be joined by Eden, Wisconsin-native Jim Gantner, who played second base for the American League champion Milwaukee Brewers in 1982 when they made their lone World Series appearance against the St. Louis Cardinals. Yount, who was signed by the Brewers out of high school at 18, played shortstop and center field during his major league career.
Yount will be coaching against Jon McGlocklin, a Milwaukee Bucks legend and President of the MACC Fund. The fundraiser, which is jointly sponsored by Kapco Metal Stamping, Grafton, and the Lakeshore Chinooks, will feature other professional sports stars, local celebrities and entertainers.
- The festivities will kick off at noon with a home run derby.
- First pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m.
- Gates to the park open at 11 a.m.
All proceeds will benefit the MACC Fund, which McGlocklin co-founded in 1976 along with longtime Bucks’ radio broadcaster Eddie Doucette. Dedicated to funding childhood cancer and related blood disorder research, the five-year survival rate for all types of childhood cancer has risen from 20 percent to 80 percent since its inception.
“We are thrilled to be teaming up with Kapco and the Lakeshore Chinooks for this special event,” noted McGlocklin, who, along with Lew Alcindor (Kareem Abdul Jabbar), Oscar Robertson and Bobby Dandridge, played an instrumental role in helping the Bucks win their only NBA championship at the conclusion of the 1970-1971 regular season, sweeping the Baltimore Bullets, 4-0.
Kapco Park, located on Concordia’s scenic campus overlooking Lake Michigan, is a joint venture of Concordia University Wisconsin, private businesses, and community-minded individuals with a passion for serving Southeastern Wisconsin. Opened in 2012, the field is home to the Lakeshore Chinooks (a member of the collegiate summer baseball league, the Northwoods League) and Concordia’s own baseball team. In addition, Kapco Park annually hosts a limited number of community groups, such as the MACC Fund.
Tickets for the Saturday, Aug. 10 MACC Fund game may be purchased online at LakeshoreChinooks.com, or by calling the Chinooks’ ticket office at 262-618-4659.
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