Atlanta Braves Player Dan Uggla will pinch hit as a server at STK the night of July 16 to benefit his charity, Diamonds in the Rough.
“I was a waiter back in the day,” he said. “I wasn’t very good at it. I wanted a second chance.”
In fact, the second baseman who smashed a three-run homer in last week’s game against the St. Louis Cardinals said working as a server can be the more challenging job, what with keeping all those orders straight, dealing with demanding customers, making sure everything comes out at the proper time and keeping management happy.
“All I gotta do is hit a baseball,” he quipped.
Here’s a video clip in which Uggla spells out the parallels between baseball and waiting tables:
The event, officially called “Dan Uggla’s Celebrity Waiter Night at STK,” starts at 7 p.m. with a cocktail reception and silent auction, followed by dinner at 8 p.m. The event also will feature a live auction. Tickets are $250 each. Uggla’s Diamonds in the Rough Foundation serves seriously ill and physically challenged children in metro Atlanta and their families. For tickets and information see the web site.
Celebrity guests planning to attend will be announced in coming weeks.
“For you ladies, I’m going to get Brandon Beachy,” Uggla promised, referring to his Braves colleague. “He’s great to look at.”
STK, a swank new steakhouse in Midtown, became a celebrity magnet the instant it opened, and its notable guests have included reality show personality Kim Kardashian. She visited this February while in town filming some episodes of “Drop Dead Diva,” the Lifetime show that films in Peachtree City. She starred in a guest role.
So, since the ephemerally married Kardashian is back on the market, has Uggla invited her to his charity bash?
“Not yet,” he laughed. “But that’s a great idea!”