Celebrities to play ball to help kids slim down

August 9, 2011 - 6:15 AM

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Singer Darius Rucker and comedian Bill Murray will be in the dugouts as captains of celebrity softball teams playing in South Carolina to raise money to fight childhood obesity.

A news conference will 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.

Others expected to play include Jim Sonefeld of Hootie and the Blowfish as well as cast members of "Army Wives" and "The Biggest Loser."