Baseball players Adrián Beltré, Robinson Canó and Aroldis Chapman, will join ex-figures such as Pedro Martínez, Barry Larkin and Mariano Duncan in the tenth edition of the ‘Celebrity Classic’, a charity golf tournament organized by ex-Red Sox player David David ‘Big Papi’ Ortiz.
At least 600 children in the United States and the Dominican Republic affected by serious cardiac complications, have saved their lives thanks to the resources generated by the Ortiz golf classic, whose new edition will be held from November 30 to December 3.
‘Big Papi’, who won three World Series, also confirmed the participation of players Edwin Encarnación, Adam Jones, Dellin Betances and Hanley Ramírez.
Also attending the event will be Prince Fielder, Mike Napoli, Tino Martinez, Andres Galarraga, Andruw Jones, Gary Sheffield, Johnny Damon, Prince Fielder, George Bell and Mariano Duncan.
Ortiz, who ended his career in 2016, said he feels great satisfaction to see the children laughing after they recover their health.
“Retiring has given me the opportunity to really focus on doing what I love the most, what is helping people, I want to be remembered for the work we do in the foundation, as well as my achievements in the field,” said the popular Big Papi ‘, who on November 18 turned 42.
The editions of the Classic of Celebrities, according to Ortiz, have raised about four million dollars that have been allocated to surgical interventions to Dominican children and the American area of New England.