Nationals announce Celebrity Softball Classic participants

The Washington Nationals today announced the roster of celebrities who will take part in the second annual Wounded Warrior Amputee Celebrity Softball Classic following the 3:05 p.m. Nationals-Red Sox exhibition game on Tuesday, April 3. The group will play the Washington Nationals Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team in a free post-game event designed to show support for all members of the military.

Made up of diverse personalities from across the Nation's Capital and beyond, the celebrities will join representatives from the Nationals to play this team of extraordinary athletes who travel the country competing against able-bodied opponents, bringing attention to the sacrifice and resilience of our military service members everywhere.

Washington Redskins Legend Charles Mann and MASN Play-by-Play Announcer Bob Carpenter will serve as honorary coaches for this year's celebrity team, which includes the following participants*:

  • John "Cakes" Auville, Host, The Sports Junkies, 106.7 The Fan
  • Kristen Berset, Sports Anchor/Reporter, WUSA-TV (CBS 9)
  • Buddy Biancalana, World Series Champion Shortstop, KC Royals
  • Hakem Dermish, Sports Anchor/Reporter, WRC-TV (NBC 4)
  • Jack Evans, D.C. Councilmember, Ward 2
  • Dave Feldman, Sports Director/Anchor, WTTG (FOX 5)
  • John-Paul "JP" Flaim, Host, The Sports Junkies, 106.7 The Fan
  • Vincent C. Gray, Mayor, District of Columbia
  • Darrell Green, Washington Redskins Legend and NFL Hall of Famer
  • David Gregory, Moderator, Meet the Press
  • Johnny Holliday, Co-host, MASN's Nats Xtra
  • Mike Isabella, Top Chef, Top Chef All-Stars Contestant and Chef/Owner of Graffiato
  • Dave Jageler, Radio Play-by-Play Announcer, Washington Nationals
  • Kelli Johnson, Sports Reporter, Comcast SportsNet
  • Britt McHenry, Sports Reporter, WJLA-TV (ABC 7)
  • Tony Reali, Around the Horn Host & Pardon the Interruption Contributor, ESPN
  • Willie Robertson, A&E's Duck Dynasty and Outdoor Channel's Buck Commander
  • Luke Russert, Correspondent, NBC News
  • F.P. Santangelo, Color Analyst, MASN
  • Elliot Segal, Host, Elliot in the Morning, WWDC-FM (DC 101)
  • Charlie Slowes, Radio Play-by-Play Announcer, Washington Nationals
  • Bryan Voltaggio, Top Chef Contestant and Chef/Owner of Volt Restaurant

* Celebrity players are subject to change at any time

Fans who wish to attend the Celebrity Softball Classic must have a valid ticket for the April 3 Nationals-Red Sox exhibition game, which are on sale through a special ticket link at For each ticket purchased through the link, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the softball team. Tickets will also be available at the box office. For more information on the Washington Nationals Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team, visit