Major League Baseball and Zach Woodlee, the acclaimed choreographer from the Fox show "Glee," have teamed up to fight cancer at the 2011 All-Star Game.
A Dance-A-Thon -- one that runs on fan participation -- will take place on July 9 at the Phoenix Convention Center. Woodlee, who's also worked with Madonna's Re-Invention Tour -- as well as the films "Eat Pray Love" and "Hairspray" -- will lead the crowd in coordinated and spontaneous dance moves. He and other VIP guests will act as judges for a soon-to-be announced contest that will be open to Dance-A-Thon attendees, and the grand prize winner will win a meet-and-greet opportunity on the set of "Glee."
The net proceeds from the nine-hour event will be split equally between three charities: the Prostate Cancer Foundation, Stand Up To Cancer, and Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
"The All-Star Charity Dance-A-Thon will give our fans a new opportunity to take away a lasting All-Star memory," said Tim Brosnan, Major League Baseball Executive Vice President, Business. "If fans don't have a ticket to the ballpark, they can still be a part of the 2011 All-Star experience. MLB has maintained an ongoing effort to raise funds and awareness to fight all forms of cancer, and this event will let our fans join the cause."
The Dance-A-Thon is set to start at 3 p.m. MST. Participants who sign up by July 1 will receive a discounted price of $15 (adult) and $10 (14 and under). Registration and additional information is available at www.allstargame.com.
Evan Drellich is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @EvanDrellich. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.