New Orleans Saints A.J. Klein And Benjamin Watson Host The Annual Celebrity Black And Gold Softball Game


NEW ORLEANS — Join New Orleans Saints A.J. Klein and Benjamin Watson as they host the Annual Black & Gold Celebrity Softball Game on Wednesday, June 6, at Tulane University’s Turchin Stadium. All proceeds will benefit Son of a Saint and Team Gleason. 

New Orleans Saints A.J. Klein, Benjamin Watson and Saints alum Zach Strief along with other teammates are among some of the big names taking part in the event. This family-friendly experience will include autograph opportunities, food, fun, competition and more. Anticipated attendance is estimated at more than 1,300 black and gold supporters.

Tickets for the softball game are on sale now, and cost $10 for adults while children age 10 and younger are able to attend for free. There will also be free admission for teachers, first responders and military when they present their ID upon gate entry. Fans who purchase tickets before game day will also have the chance to win prizes and participate in other special activities during the game. 

Gates at Turchin Stadium will open at 5:30 p.m. The Home Run Derby will start promptly at 6:30 p.m. followed by the highly anticipated offense vs. defense softball game. Additionally, supporters can donate $25 to be entered into a drawing for a chance to win two (2) tickets and two (2) sideline passes to a 2018 New Orleans Saints home game. Winner of the need not be present.

“The Black and Gold Celebrity Softball Game is a great opportunity to bring together members of the community with some of their favorite heroes,” said Son of a Saint Founder and President Bivian “Sonny” Lee III. “We appreciate everyone’s involvement in this great event, as it will go a long way in helping us achieve our mission of equipping young boys with the tools they need to become productive men.”

“We look forward to being a part of this event for the third year in a row. It’s a great night to show your support for Team Gleason, Son of the Saint and your favorite players,” said Associate Executive Director of Team Gleason Blair Casey. “We appreciate the enthusiasm of the community and the continued support for this great event!” 

Son of a Saint and Team Gleason are also extending a special thanks to Allstate for providing agents from across the New Orleans area to volunteer in support of this year’s Black & Gold Celebrity Softball Game. 

“Allstate is committed to making a positive change in our community,” says Allstate local spokesperson Mike Singler. “We can’t think of a better way to volunteer our time as a group than in supporting Son of a Saint and Team Gleason.” 

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Tickets to the Black & Gold Celebrity Softball Game can be purchased at or at the entry gate on game day. 

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