Cleveland, OH- The Cleveland Indians will play host to a celebrity bartending event to benefit VeloSano following the Tribe and Tigers Noon game on Wednesday, June 24. The event will be held at Progressive Field's "The Corner" in the Right Field District, which has become one of the hottest spots in Cleveland featuring nearly 40 beers on tap.
The Indians celebrity bartending lineup includes:
- Manager Terry Francona
- President Mark Shapiro
- GM Chris Antonetti
- 2B Jason Kipnis
- RHP Trevor Bauer
- RHP Carlos Carrasco
- RHP Danny Salazar
- RHP Bryan Shaw
- LHP Marc Rzepczynski
- SS Francisco Lindor
- 3B Giovanny Urshela
*All celebrity bartenders subject to change
Fans are encouraged to attend the Noon game vs. the Tigers and stay post-game to support the cause, with tips and 20% of proceeds going directly to VeloSano. The Indians will have a silent auction available to raise additional money. Snack items such as nachos and peanuts will also be available for purchase.
Fans not able to attend the game are still invited without a game ticket to attend the event and enter Progressive Field at the Right Field Gate near the New Era Team Shop off East 9th St. 30 minutes following last out of the game. The event is expected to conclude 3.5 hours (approx. 6:30pm) following the last out.
The Indians partnered once again with Cleveland Clinic to support VeloSano, an annual charity bike ride event, held this summer July 17-19 in Cleveland. The Indians will also field a team of nearly 60 riders, including Indians Chairman and CEO Paul Dolan and other members of the Indians front office.
VeloSano, Latin for "swift cure," is a major community fundraising initiative, where 100% of dollars raised by VeloSano participants directly benefits cancer research at Cleveland Clinic. At its core, it's a cycling event where riders commit to raise a predetermined dollar amount by requesting support from personal contacts.