Aaron Jones to host Charity Softball Game in El Paso on June 4
UPDATE (5/19/21): The game has been postponed to 2022 due to scheduling conflicts. Read more here.
Green Bay Packers running back and fellow El Pasoan Aaron Jones announced he and his twin brother, Alvin Jones, Jr., will host a charity softball game at Southwest University Park on June 4.
Aaron and Alvin are going to divvy up a roster of former and current ballers to play a fun pick up game as a fundraiser for the Jones brother’s charitable organization, A&A All the Way Foundation.
The goal is to raise money so the foundation can continue to execute events that help out military families, and kids in both the El Paso community and Wisconsin.
Players that have agreed to show up and help the cause include former NFL quarterback Vince Young, former Miner teammate and current New York Giants O-lineman Will Hernandez, and current Packers teammates Allen Lazard and Dexter Williams.
First responders and military veterans from the El Paso community, and former El Paso Chihuahuas and fan favorite Cody Decker will participate in the game as well. You can find a full list of players and a link to purchase tickets here.
The night will feature a home-run derby, silent auction, and raffle of exclusive merchandise, according to a post on the foundation’s website.
“The El Paso community has shown our family so much love and support,” said Alvin Jones Jr., former linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens. “We knew our foundation’s first softball game had to be here.”
The twins have been busy the last couple of weeks giving back to the local community by giving shoes to students at several elementary schools.
Aaron's love of his hometown, which he's honored by flashing El Paso’s area code and flexing his bicep to signify ‘El Paso Strong’ after scoring TD's, has led to the baller endearing himself to El Pasoans nationwide, even to life-long fans of other NFL teams -- this writer included.
This makes me want to bro hug him even more.