Celebrities to play ball to help kids slim down

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Singer Darius Rucker and comedian Bill Murray will be in the dugouts as captains of celebrity softball teams playing to raise money to fight childhood obesity. A news conference is to be held in Charleston on Tuesday to announce details of October’s “Slim Down the South Celebrity Softball Challenge.” The event is being held Oct. 1 at Riley Park in Charleston. Money raised will be used by a nonprofit to fight childhood obesity in Charleston and around the nation. Other celebrities expected to play include Jim Sonefeld of Hootie and the Blowfish as well as cast members of “Army Wives” and “The Biggest Loser.” (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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