Former Angels outfielder Tim Salmon is proudly showing his support for cancer research and education by joining Major League Baseball, Angels Hall of Famer Bobby Grich and Jillian Michaels, star of The Biggest Loser and Losing It With Jillian, at the All-Star Game Charity 5K & Fun Run presented by Sports Authority and Nike, taking place on Sunday, July 11, 2010.
Salmon will be handing out medals and congratulating participants as they cross the finish line. The event will benefit the Prostate Cancer Foundation, Stand Up To Cancer, Susan G. Komen for the Cure and City of Hope with Major League Baseball donating 100% of registration fees to the organizations.
Salmon, who played in the Majors from 1992-2006, spent his entire 14-year playing career in an Angels uniform.
“As a long time supporter and participant of the Prostate Cancer Foundation’s Home Run Challenge, I am more than delighted to get involved with PCF and the other notable cancer charities during the 2010 All- Star Game Charity 5K & Fun Run,” said Salmon. “Cancer has definitely impacted me and my family, therefore, one of my objectives in life is to work to help find a cure once and for all.”
Participants in the All-Star Game Charity 5K & Fun Run presented by Sports Authority and Nike will run and walk on a baseball-themed course featuring appearances by MLB legends, mascots and celebrity guests. The course will begin outside of Angel Stadium of Anaheim, home of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and host of the 2010 MLB All-Star Game, and travel through the surrounding neighborhood. The course will take participants through the ballpark where they will take the final stretch of the race on the warning track, giving fans an exclusive glimpse of the Big A in advance of the 2010 All-Star Game.
The 5K, an officially timed event, will begin at 7:30 a.m. PT. Immediately following, at 8:00 a.m. PT the family-friendly 1-mile Fun Run will begin. All finishers will receive
a commemorative All-Star medal and t-shirt. Sign up by July 6th and receive a discounted price of $30 (adult) and $25 (children 12 and under) for the 5K and $25 (adult) and $20 (children 12 and under) for the Fun Run. Space is limited so participants are encouraged to signup early. Registration and event information is available at www.allstargame.com. Event information and registration forms will also be available at 26 Los Angeles/Anaheim area Sports Authority stores with race packets available for pick-up on Thursday and Friday, July 8 and 9, at the Tustin Marketplace store location.