All-Star Line-Up to Bowl for Autism at Eddie Guardado's 2nd Annual "Stars & Strikes" - January 27, 2013

Listen to Eddie Guardado on ESPN Radio 710 Talking "Stars & Strikes" and Support for Families with Autism -


Misty May-Treanor, Matt Treanor, Jered Weaver, Torii Hunter and Adrian Beltre Among Those Playing
in Support of The Eddie Guardado Foundation

Eddie Guardado’s Stars and Strikes, the annual celebrity bowling tournament and fundraiser presented by The Eddie Guardado Foundation in conjunction with ACT Today!, (Autism Care and Treatment Today!) is proud to announce the starting line-up of athletes and celebrities that will be playing in support of The Eddie Guardado Foundation and its mission to support those impacted with Autism.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 88 children in America is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), making ASD more prevalent than juvenile diabetes, pediatric cancer and childhood AIDS combined.  With the monies raised during the Stars and Strikes event last year, the Eddie Guardado Foundation awarded grants to more than 50 families for everything from a new fence allowing a young boy in San Diego to play securely in his front yard to 33 iPads to assist with language development and daily living skills.

The net proceeds generated by this star-studded event will be used to provide direct support and assistance to families who do not have the means to provide the necessary treatment, therapy and tools for their children impacted by autism.

Stars and Strikes is a great, fun-filled evening for a worthwhile cause,” says Eddie Guardado.  “Thanks to the continued support of the MLB community as well as corporate sponsors, friends, and family and we are able to assist a growing number of families each year.”

The All-Star list includes:
·       Everyday Eddie” Guardado, 2-Time All-Star Pitcher
·       Torii Hunter, 4-Time All Star, Detroit Tigers
·       Michael Young, 7-Time All-Star, Texas Rangers
·       Adrian Beltre, 3-Time All-Star, Texas Rangers
·       Garret Anderson, 3-Time MLB All-Star
·       LaTroy Hawkins, MLB Pitcher
·       Scott Feldman, Texas Rangers
·       Jered Weaver, 3 Time All-Star, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
·       Darwin Barney, Chicago Cubs
·       Ty Wright, Chicago Cubs
·       Carlos Fisher, Cincinnati Reds
·       Derek Holland, Texas Rangers
·       Misty May Treanor, 2-Time Olympic Gold Medalist
·       Matt Treanor, Los Angeles Dodgers
·       Todd Marchant, Retired NHL Player, Anaheim Ducks
·       Denny Hocking, Retired MLB Player
·       Adam Melhouse, Retired MLB Players
·       Gary Pettis, Texas Rangers Coach, 5-Time Gold Glove
·       Jamie Moyer, All-Star Pitcher
·       Aaron Sele. 2-Time All-Star Pitcher
·       Chris Klein, 4-Time All-Star MLS
·       Stan Frazier, Drummer – Sugar Ray
·       Musetta Vander, actress, “Kicking and Screaming”
·       Sasha Pieterse, actress “Pretty Little Liars”
·       Annie Mumolo, actress, “This is 40”

The 2nd Annual “Stars and Strikes” tournament will be held Sunday, January 27th from 5 pm to 8:30 pm at Bowlmor Lanes at The District in Tustin (2405 Park Avenue, Tustin, CA).  Each of the celebrity bowlers will play with a team and will be mixing and mingling throughout the night with attendees and spectators.

The event will also feature a spectacular live auction, which will give attendees a chance to raise their hands in support of autism by bidding on:

·      $7500 package to the Resort at Pelican Hill – (All-inclusive, 2-night stay in a 4-bedroom villa. Includes golf, spa, meals and cabanas.)
·      King Charles Cavalier Puppy
·      Package to attend the MLB All- Star game in New York  
·      Private set tour of the TV show “Pretty Little Liars
·      One week stay in a 5-bedroom, custom “True” log Big Bear home

Additional details of the Live Auction packages and prizes are available at Net proceeds generated by this star-studded event will be used to provide direct support and assistance to families who do not have the means to provide the necessary treatment, therapy and tools for their children impacted by autism.

About The Eddie Guardado Foundation:
Major League All-Star Pitcher, Eddie Guardado and his wife Lisa established The Eddie Guardado Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) in 2008 after their youngest child, Ava, was diagnosed with autism. Lisa and Eddie understand the emotional and financial hardships families impacted with autism experience and founded the Eddie Guardado Foundation to help other families receive access to therapy and treatments that they could not otherwise afford.

In January 2011, The Eddie Guardado Foundation joined forces with ACT Today! (Autism Care and Treatment Today!), as both non-profits share the mission of providing awareness of and access to effective therapies for children with autism. Since their partnership began, the Eddie Guardado Foundation has enabled ACT Today! to provide an additional 100 grants to help children with autism achieve their highest potential. The organizations continue to collaborate together with Eddie and Lisa serving on the ACT Today! board.

About Eddie Guardado:
Eddie Guardado is a former Major League Baseball relief pitcher. Throughout his career, Guardado played with the Minnesota Twins (1993–2003, 2008), where his durable arm earned him the nickname “Everyday Eddie,” the Seattle Mariners (2004–2006), Cincinnati Reds (2006–2007), and the Texas Rangers (Two separate stints in 2008 and 2009). Over Eddie's career, he appeared in 908 games. Only 21 other pitchers have appeared in more games

About ACT Today! (Autism Care and Treatment Today!):
ACT Today! is a national nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to raise awareness and provide treatment services and support to families to help their help children with autism achieve their full potential. In 2010, ACT Today! launched ACT Today! for Military Families, the first national program to address the unique needs of the 1 in 88 military families impacted by autism.