Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones retires at the end of this season. Want to have lunch with him before he goes?
Listen up, literally.
The 12th annual Care-a-Thon broadcast on 95.5 FM and AM 750 News/Talk WSB to benefit the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta will offer donors the shot at lunch with Jones and Braves pitcher Tim Hudson – shown together in their natural habitat in this photo.
Hudson and his wife, Kim, are scheduled to call in at 11:15 a.m. Thursday, during Neal Boortz’s show. The first 50 people to call in with a donation of $1,000 or more get an invite to the “Huddies Buddies” luncheon at the Buckhead Maggiano’s later this year. Donors at the $1,000 level receive two tickets to the lunch and guests each will receive an autographed baseball, a photo with the guys and the opportunity to ask them questions during lunch.
“We do love Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta,” said Kim Hudson, who recently visited during a Braves “Christmas in July” outing there. “We see almost every day the devastation that childhood cancer causes.”
She’s looking forward to the on-air repartee with her husband, a good sport on and off the field.
“I always start off thinking I’m going to be nice and sweet but then I’ll get a little dig in,” she joked. “I’m not afraid to tease him.”
The Care-a-Thon lasts from 5 a.m. Thursday until 6 p.m. Friday and will feature the stories of children and families who have been impacted by the Aflac Cancer Center. Last year’s event raised more than $1.3 million.