Last year Vampire Baseball was a major hit (no pun intended). So much of a hit that this year they decided to extend the event to two locations: New Orleans (March 20, 2010) and Salt Lake City (May 22, 2010).
Vampire Baseball™ highlights
Vampire Baseball™ Exhibition Game with Stars
Autographs and Photos with Stars
Meet and greet opportunity with Stars
After-party and concert
This year the following actors have literally stepped up to the plate to to entertain the crowd and to raise money for a great cause as Part of the proceeds are going to rebuilding New Orleans and to the Special Olympics. There will be more to come.
These are some amazing photos of the Vampire Baseball game, which took place this weekend in Portland.
New Moon stars Edi Gathegi, Peter Facinelli, Alex Meraz, Rachelle LeFevre, Kiowa Gordon, Christian Serratos and Mike Welch all seemed to be having an aamzing time, while supporting the Make-A-Wish charity! I completely L-L-Love this cast! Such good, down to earth people
Peter Facinelli has a new interview at Radaronline where he dishes on being a celeb Dad, Vampire Baseball, New Moon and more!
RO: Tell us about the baseball game tomorrow?
PF: We’re going to test our vampire baseball skills in front of a large crowd and I think a lot of people are going to find out that a lot of the cast member s don’t know how to throw a ball and they just made us look good. The Make-A-Wish Foundation asked if I would play and I thought it was for a really good cause. I like doing charity events because I think it’s important to give back. I played baseball when I was younger but I haven’t played in a long time, so it should be fun. I hope Rachelle’s on my team. She’s the one with the wicked curve ball, right? I don’t know, I’m showing up with my old oiled glove and waiting to see where the coach puts me. I don’t even know who the coach is. I might be the coach for all I know. I think Carlisle should definitely be the coach. The difference is tomorrow there are no special effects, whatever speed we run and however we hit the ball is the real deal. We’re going to have no stunt doubles tomorrow.
RO: Did you have a stunt double while filming Twilight?
PF: I didn’t because I didn’t have to do that much, all I had to do was slide into second base which they actually gave me a stunt double for but I told them I think I can handle this. So I practiced. It was supposed to be a super slide so I jumped off a little mini tramp and so it was fun. I like doing stunts, stunts are fun for me. I try to do as many of them as I can. During the slide I bruised up my leg pretty bad.
RO: What do your girls think about Daddy getting recognized on the street?
PF: I think they’re getting used to it. It’s a little time consuming but I just try to give back to the fans. When I was growing up and I went over to the guy to get an autograph and he said no because they were too busy you would go home with that, so I try to really go out of my way to make sure that I’m good to the fans because they’ve been so good to us.
RO: Are you looking forward to getting back to Vancouver?
PF: Yeah, it’s so quick. It’s like a blink of an eye and we’re shooting the third one already. I had a little time this summer to hang with my family, then we’re going to New York to see my folks, and then I think we’re going to Hawaii for a week. I’m trying to spend as much time as I can with my family because in August I’m busy with the clips and then I’m going to do the second season of Nurse Jackie.
RO: Have you read the script for the third movie?
PF: No, I haven’t. I’m supposed to be getting it next week.
RO: Is there anything you would change for your character?
PF: I wish that he didn’t disappear so much. I would have had him go to Italy and do more. He knows the all the Volturi and he could have helped smooth things over. Maybe had a cappuccino with them and said “Hey, you know, this isn’t cool.” And I don’t want to give it away for people who haven’t read the fourth book, but like any typical doctor when the baby is due, he’s not there. He’s off on the ninth hole somewhere playing golf; I was like, what’s going on?
RO: Have you given Rob and Kristen any advice about dealing with the fame?
PF: I don’t think there’s any advice to be given. It’s a learning curve. Even for me, I’ve been working for 15 years and I’ve never had the kind of fan base this movie has. People always come up to me and said they like me in my old movies but with a movie like this when I walk somewhere people’s faces actually drop when they see me or fans will scream when they see us. That takes some getting used to; I wish someone would give me some advice. If people are watching, what are you going to do with that? You turn it around and try to do positive things like work with the Make-A-Wish Foundation. I feel very lucky to be able to do that.
Don’t forget that on the 4th of July, you can head to Portland Oregon to watch some of the Twilight stars play baseball for the Make A Wish Foundation! Examiner National has reported the following info regarding this event:
“If you’re lacking plans for the 4th of July and you’re a Twilight fan, considering packing up the family and hitting the road to Portland, Oregon! Cast members of Twilight and New Moon will be at PGE Park to play a little baseball. Remember that scene in Twilight where Edward takes Bella to play ball with the Cullens? It will be a little like that, minus Edward, Bella, and Jacob. They sadly won’t be making an appearance.
So who will be on hand during the Vampire Baseball All-Star Game? Well, Peter Facinelli (Carlisle Cullen), Rachel Lefevre (vampy Victoria), Christian Serratos (Angela), and Michael Welch (Mike Newtown), among others. For just $49, you can get a seat to watch the fun. Throw in another $86, you can get the all-star package which includes the Vampire Baseball game, admission to that evening’s Beavers vs. Sky Sox game, a voucher for an autograph and a voucher for dinner, dessert and a soft drink.
Come on, you know want to go! The question is, can you convince your husband and kids or your parents to help make it happen?
Whoever gets to go to this is SOOO lucky! What an opportunity! If I lived closer and had some time off work, I’d so be there. Especially since it’s for a good cause.