Reckless Kelly Softball Jam adds Ray Benson, Cody Canada and more

Reckless Kelly plays host once again to its annual Celebrity Softball Jam at Dell Diamond on Sunday, May 15. Photo by Cassandra Weyandt

Reckless Kelly plays host once again to its annual Celebrity Softball Jam at Dell Diamond on Sunday, May 15. Photo by Cassandra Weyandt

A handful of big names, including Ray Benson, Cody Canada & the Departed, Kyle Park, Wade Bowen and William Clark Green, have been added to the annual Reckless Kelly Celebrity Softball Jam, which takes place Sunday, May 15, at Dell Diamond in Round Rock.

They join more than a dozen previously announced acts, including Micky & the Motorcars, Shinyribs, Jamie Wilson, Kelley Mickwee, Uncle Lucius and the Peterson Brothers, in helping host band Reckless Kelly raise money for the SIMS Foundation and youth sports programs in Central Texas.

Preceding the 3 p.m. concert is a 1 p.m. softball game featuring major-league baseball and NFL stars including Roger Clemens, Josh Beckett, Greg Swindell, Kasey Studdard and Quan Cosby, along with local media personalities. Tickets, $30, are available via the event’s website.

The addition of the SIMS Foundation, which provides mental health services and support for local musicians, as a beneficiary is new this year. Past events have raised more than $300,000 to help fund area youth leagues and to renovate Mabson Field in East Austin.

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