Vinny Castilla, Mark Schlereth and Malik Beasley will all try to hit home runs for a good cause Wednesday at Coors Field
UCHealth is hosting its first-ever Healthy Swings Home Run Derby as a way to raise awareness about strokes.
Fans who arrive at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Coors Field could get a reminder of what it’s like to see Vinny Castilla hit a dinger.
Castilla, who hit 239 home runs in nine seasons with the Rockies and is now a special assistant with the club, is one of 12 Denver athletes who will compete in a home run derby for charity prior to the Rockies-Cubs series finale.
UCHealth is hosting its first-ever Healthy Swings Home Run Derby as a way to raise awareness about strokes. UCHealth plans to donate money to the National Stroke Association for every hit. Every donation will depend on the distance of the hit.
Here’s the full lineup of athletes who are participating:
- Ryan Spilborghs (Rockies)
- Pierre Turgeon (Avs)
- John Grant Jr. (Mammoth)
- Ken Klee (Avs)
- Cory Sullivan (Rockies)
- Mark Randall (Nuggets)
- Brad Hawpe (Rockies)
- Francois Beauchemin (Avs)
- Malik Beasley (Nuggets)
- Dante Bichette (Rockies)
- Mark Schlereth (Broncos)
- Vinny Castilla (Rockies)