NEW YORK (WFAN) — The stars are aligning for Boomer & Carton’s celebrity softball game benefiting the families of fallen NYPD officers Brian Moore, Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu.
Country singer Jessie James Decker will perform the national anthem on Wednesday night, June 3 at Yankee Stadium, WFAN co-host Craig Carton said Monday. Her equally famous husband, New York Jets wide receiver Eric Decker, also has pledged to play in the game.
Meanwhile, Boomer Esiason will have a Hall of Famer on his coaching staff: former Yankees manager Joe Torre.
“The amount of people that are reaching out to us right now, it’s like an avalanche,” Esiason said.
Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan was the first participant revealed Friday. More names will be announced in the coming weeks.
Tickets are scheduled to go on sale Tuesday at Ticketmaster.com. Proceeds will benefit the Silver Shield Foundation, the Widows’ and Children’s Fund, and the families of Moore, Ramos and Liu.
Boomer and Carton are hoping to fill at least 40,000 seats for the NYPD appreciation game, which will be broadcast live on WFAN. Every person who buys a ticket will get a voucher to attend a future Yankees game.
“It’ll be an amazing night,” Carton said, “and a night you’re not going to want to miss.”