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MLB Players Bartending To Raise Funds For Pediatric Cancer Research

The Strike 3 Foundation, a charitable organization that mobilizes support, heightens awareness, and raises funding for pediatric cancer research, recently announced that it will host a “Celebrity Bartending Night” from 9-11 p.m. on Wednesday, March 23 at American Junkie (4363 N 75th St, Scottsdale AZ, 85251).  It will be held in conjunction with Issues Concerning Athletes, a real estate venture which targets professional athletes.

Major League Baseball stars Andrew Bailey, Dallas Braden, Craig Breslow, Cameron Maybin, Cody Ross, and Dontrelle Willis are expected to be bartending.  American Junkie will donate 10% of all bar revenue for the night, as well as 20% of all pre-booked tables to Strike 3 Foundation.  Additionally, VIP tickets will be available for purchase at the door on the evening of the 23rd for $50 per person.  VIP ticket purchasers are entered into a drawing for four spring training tickets when the A’s take on the Diamondbacks on Thursday the 24th at Salt River Fields.

This looks like a great event that all sports agents who happen to be in Arizona visiting their clients in Spring Training should attend.  Furthermore, agents should encourage their clients in the Cactus League to take part and help raise funds for pediatric cancer research.

By Darren Heitner

Darren Heitner created Sports Agent Blog as a New Year's Resolution on December 31, 2005. Originally titled, "I Want To Be A Sports Agent," the website was founded with the intention of causing Heitner to learn more about the profession that he wanted to join, meet reputable individuals in the space and force himself to stay on top of the latest news and trends.

Heitner now runs Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C., which is a law firm with many practice areas, including sports law and contract law. Heitner has represented numerous athletes and sports agents as legal counsel. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Bloomington from 2011-2014, where he created and taught a course titled, Sport Agency Management, which included subjects ranging from NCAA regulations to athlete agent certification and the rules governing the profession. Heitner serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he teaches a Sports Law class that includes case law surrounding athlete agents and the NCAA rules.