Dean Ween, guitarist and founding member of long running avant-pop duo Ween will be hosting “Dean Ween’s October Classic,” a charity baseball game (baseball! not softball) Sunday October 2 at the New Hope High School (182 West Bridge Street) in his native New Hope, Pennsylvania with all proceeds benefiting the American Cancer Society. Gates open at 12:30PM and game time is 1:30PM. Admission is $5.
Ween lead singer Gene Ween will be performing the National Anthem, and Glenn McClelland (Ween, Blood Sweat & Tears) will be providing organ music throughout the afternoon. Celebrity players will include Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age). The rest of the players responded to an open-invitation solicitation from Dean via his personal Facebook page. All the players have contributed $25 to cover the cost of team jerseys and to benefit the charity. Larry Keller, mayor of New Hope will be one of the umpires for this game.
There will be food catered by Ryan Jameson Catering, water and soft drinks for sale, and commemorative t-shirts, caps as well autographed jerseys and baseballs. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society.
Additional donations in the name of the event to the American Cancer Society can be made