MLB Players Philanthropy

Baseball Prospectus, Issues Concerning Athletes And MiCamp To Host Celebrity Bartending Night

What: Fourth Annual Celebrity Bartending Night

When: Saturday, March 22, 2014 (9:00-11:00 p.m.)

Where: American Junkie Bar (4363 N 75th St, Scottsdale AZ, 85255)

Baseball Prospectus, Issues Concerning Athletes, and MiCamp will host the fourth annual “Celebrity Bartending Night.” Adding to the excitement of this year’s event is renowned play-by-play announcer Daron Sutton, who will emcee the event. The event will feature professional baseball players Anthony Rizzo, Adam Eaton, Matt Lindstrom, Casey Kelly, Billy Hamilton, Ryan Kalish, George Kontos, and others tending bar. “This night is fast becoming the go-to charity event of spring training and one players and fans will not want to miss,” noted Erica Brooks, Founder of Issues Concerning Athletes.

The event will benefit Amyloidosis Support Groups. “Issues Concerning Athletes is excited to host this event benefitting Amyloidosis Support Groups, a charity very close to my heart.  My father lost his battle with Amyloidosis last winter, and I know the value a support group provides to patients and caregivers affected by a rare disease. I’m grateful for the opportunity to help raise money to support families affected by Amyloidosis,” said Brooks. Amyloidosis is a group of diseases in which one or more organ systems in the body accumulate deposits of abnormal proteins. Although amyloidosis is not cancer, it is very serious, disabling, and life threatening.

“We at Baseball Prospectus are both honored and humbled to take part in such a special event to raise funds for Amyloidosis awareness,” said Joe Hamrahi, President of Baseball Prospectus. “My colleagues and I, along with great sponsors such as Schumacher Sprinter/Airstream, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, MiCamp Merchant Services, Perfect Game, P.R.O.S. Corporate Housing and so many great baseball players, are looking forward to an incredible night at American Junkie with all proceeds benefitting Amyloidosis Support Groups.”

A limited number of General Admission tickets will be available for purchase in advance via for $50 per person for the event. Tickets include mingling with celebrity bartenders and a hosted bar by Ketel One Vodka, Bulleit Bourbon, and Deep Eddy Vodka.  Guests will be treated to ballpark fare that includes cotton candy, popcorn, soft pretzels, and gelato from the Gelato Spot.