Celebrity all-stars, fireworks at McCoy Stadium on Sunday

Celebrity all-stars, fireworks at McCoy Stadium on Sunday

PAWTUCKET - The Pawtucket Red Sox will host The Jeffrey Osborne Celebrity All-Star Softball Classic, featuring Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, at McCoy Stadium on Sunday, Aug. 10, followed by post-game fireworks.

Gates open at 4:30 p.m. and the game, between the Magic Johnson/Jeffrey Osborne All-Stars and the New England Patriots Alumni Celebrity All-Stars, will be played at 6:05 p.m. All ticket proceeds will benefit the Jeffrey Osborne Foundation and the Pawtucket Red Sox Charitable Trust.

Expected to attend and play in this charity game are NBA Hall of Famers Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, along with other former Los Angeles Lakers stars such as James Worthy and Bryon Scott. Former Oakland A's ace pitcher Dave Stewart is expected to play as well. Others from the world of entertainment who plan to be in attendance include Smokey Robinson, Claudia Jordan, and several others.

The West team will face a "who's who" of former Patriots and Red Sox players who will comprise the East team led by former Patriots standout QB Steve Grogan and center Pete Brock. Former Red Sox pitchers Bill Lee and Oil Can Boyd are slated to take part. Providence College head basketball coach Ed Cooley will be there.

Tickets for the event will be priced the same as regular-season PawSox tickets, which are $12 for reserved box seats and $8 for general admission; $5 for children aged 12 and under and senior citizens.

A pre-game meet and greet barbecue with the celebrity all-stars and ticket to the game is available for $50. Call McCoy Stadium at 401-724-7300 or visit www.pawsox.com.