Packers trade in helmets for bats for the Jordy Nelson Charity Softball Game
After a week of workouts, the Packers trade in their helmets for bats for the Jordy Nelson Charity Softball Game.
Nearly 8,300 fans packed Fox City Stadium over the weekend to watch the Packers take up a different craft.
39 players hit the sandlot for a homerun derby that rookie QB Taysom Hill crushed with 19 over the wall. But Damarious Randall, anything you can do I can do better, followed that up with 23 round trippers to win it all.
“When I got here Jordy told me he had somebody that was going to beat me this year, and I guess Hill was hitting some out of the park. Hill put on a show and I just had to come up with a nice follow through,” Damarious Randall said.
The derby followed by the game where the offense ran the table. Bottom of the third, bases loaded with the Nelson family, Richard Rodgers rips one to left, a Grand Slam that will bring home even the littlest Nelson.
“They are getting to a fun age, obviously love playing sports, running around and having a good time. They keep me on my toes but it’s fun to be with them and make these memories,” said Richard Rodgers.
Offense up 18-3 and they flip the score to keep things interesting. Jordy’s squad will again put the defense to shame, Richard Rodgers, put a bow on it in walk-off fashion. The offense won 27-25.
“It felt good, I mean, I haven’t hit a walk off in a while so it’s a good feeling.”
The game raised more than $130,000 for Young Life.