Former Major Leaguer, Orlando native Jemile Weeks hosting Celebrity Kickball Tournament for charity

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Former Major League Baseball player and Lake Brantley High School graduate Jemile Weeks is hosting his second annual Celebrity Kickball Tournament in Orange County this weekend.

The event benefits “WeFam United,” an organization that helps to fund after-school baseball and softball programs.


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“This is an opportunity for those that care about the youth sector, care about tutoring, mentorship...and a pipeline to get these kids from primary education to secondary education, or professional aspirations,” Weeks said. “We need to give these kids a safe place. A safe haven.”

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Weeks played six years in Major League Baseball. His brother, Ricky, spent 14 in the league and was an All-Star in 2011, but kickball is presenting a different challenge.

“Me and my brother got hurt last year during the kickball tournament, so it was the Jemile Weeks Celebrity Kickball Tournament, and Jemile Weeks got hurt,” Weeks said.

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The brothers will be back again this year with a long list of other professional athletes.

“Big firepower. I mean we got guys like CC Sabathia, All-Star Dee Gordon, Ryan Mountcastle, rooking of the year candidate. You also have Drew Gooden...NBA...Bo Outlaw.

Weeks says Dee Gordon won it all last year, so this year, they’re coming for vengeance.

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The tournament will be held at the MGV Sports Complex next to Lockhart Middle School. There will also be food and music.

Weeks says they still have room for three more teams. For more information, click here.

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Joe Kepner

Joe Kepner, WFTV.com

I unloaded the U-Haul in Orlando in 2008, just in time to cover the Magic's run to the 2009 NBA Finals.