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March 17, 2013

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David DeJesus Family Foundation to Host Celebrity Bartending Night

by Joe Hamrahi

Some friends of Baseball Prospectus will be holding a very cool fund raiser this week in Scottsdale, Arizona. If you're in town, you might want to check this out.

Scottsdale, Arizona, March 7, 2013 – The David DeJesus Family Foundation (DDFF), a charitable organization that provides comfort and aid to families in crisis who suffer from illness, poverty or disaster and lack access to basic human needs, announced that it will host the third annual "Celebrity Bartending Night," Wednesday, March 20 at American Junkie in conjunction with Issues Concerning Athletes, a real estate venture which targets professional athletes and MiCamp Merchant Services.

“We are excited to raise funds to support our mission from this fun event.  My wife Kim and I started the David DeJesus Family Foundation and are excited to be continuing its growth here in Arizona. My teammates and fellow ball players will be at American Junkie tending bar with all proceeds benefitting families who need comfort and aid.”

The event will be held from 9 – 11PM and is scheduled to feature professional baseball players, Adam EatonJavy Guerra, David Hernandez, Casey Kelly, George Kontos, Wade Miley, Anthony Rizzo and others tending bar.  General Admission tickets will be available for purchase at the door for $50 per person for the event. Tickets include mingling with celebrity bartenders and a hosted bar. VIP tickets are $150 and include a pre-party cocktail hour (8-9PM) with food and a private mix and mingle with the players as they learn how to bartend.

“Constantly dedicated to helping people, Issues Concerning Athletes is excited to host this event for the third year in a row, this year benefitting the David DeJesus Family Foundation.  This night is fast becoming the go-to charity event of spring training and one players and fans will not want to miss,” said Erica Brooks, founder of Issues Concerning Athletes.

American Junkie Bar is located at 4363 N 75th St, Scottsdale AZ, 85255

About David DeJesus Family Foundation

The David DeJesus Family Foundation was created by Chicago Cubs outfielder David DeJesus and his wife Kim in order to help families in crisis in Chicago and in parts of the world where people lack basic human needs.  DDFF is committed to helping alleviate suffering for those that face devastation due to illness, poverty or disaster as well as those who seek a voice to be heard. In particular, DDFF has been actively involved in the fight against ALS, the dreadful Lou Gehrig's disease. The David DeJesus Family Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

About Issues Concerning Athletes

The brainchild of Erica Brooks, a former public and community relations specialist for the St. Louis Cardinals, Indianapolis Indians, and Phoenix Firebirds baseball teams, Issues Concerning Athletes was founded to address the unique needs of athletes on the move.  A fixture in the Arizona sports and real estate community for over ten years, Issues Concerning Athletes has helped thousands of sports professionals call Arizona home.  Issues Concerning Athletes finds its clients furnished or unfurnished rentals, assists in the purchase or sale of a home, and secures rental cars that waive underage and additional drivers' fees.

Press Contacts:

Erica Brooks, Issues Concerning Athletes, (602) 751-7555, ICAbaseball@aol.com

David DeJesus Family Foundation

info@daviddejesusfamilyfoundation.org

Joe Hamrahi is an author of Baseball Prospectus. 
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