SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y.

Saratoga Casino Hotel announced they will be hosting the All-Star Sports Festival. The casino will welcome nearly a dozen revered professional athletes on property on Saturday, September 23 for a full day of fun while raising money for the Ronald McDonald Charities of the Capital Region.

Athletes confirmed to be in attendance include: Reggie Jackson, Goose Gossage, Wade Boggs, Jose Canseco, Lawrence Taylor, Otis Anderson, Ron Turcotte, Jean Cruget and Steve Cauthen. A full lineup is available on SaratogaCasino.com.

“I look forward to getting together with some of my former teammates and visiting with our fans from upstate New York,” said Mr. October, Reggie Jackson.

The day will begin with a ticketed VIP Brunch in Vapor. During the brunch, guests will be treated to a Question & Answer session with the celebrity athletes hosted by News Channel 13’s Chris Onorato.

At noon, an exhibition softball game including the athletes, casino VIPs and sponsors will take place on the grounds at Saratoga Casino Hotel. A portion of the proceeds will go directly to The Ronald McDonald House of Albany. Following the conclusion of the game, the athletes will be available for autographs and photos on a rotating schedule. Pricing varies by athlete. MAB Celebrity Services, a full-service sports marketing agency specializing in athlete representation and event management, is coordinating the appearances.

“We are honored to be part of what will be an incredible event and experience for our community,” said Jeff Yule, executive director of The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Albany. “The money raised will directly benefit our families by keeping them together, and providing for all their needs, as their child battles a life-threatening situation.”

In addition, local bands The Refrigerators and Skeeter Creek will be performing and a variety of local food trucks will be on hand throughout the day. Tickets for the VIP brunch and softball game are on sale now and can be purchased at SaratogaCasino.com. Admission to the grounds to enjoy the music and food trucks is free.

“We look forward to welcoming generations of fans to our property for unprecedented access to some of the biggest names in sports,” said Tom Wiedmayer, general manager of Saratoga Casino Hotel.

Saratoga Casino Hotel features 117 guest rooms, over 1,700 slots, electronic table games, two full-service restaurants. The property offers more than 3,000 square feet of meeting space include a ballroom that can be divided into three smaller rooms. There is also an outdoor terrace with fire pit and outdoor veranda off the main ballroom.