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Kevin Youkilis Hits for Kids Presents First Annual "Crackin' it Up!" hosted by Mike O'Malley
10/05/2007 1:14 PM ET
BOSTON -- To help launch his charitable organization, Kevin Youkilis Hits for Kids, Boston Red Sox first baseman Kevin Youkilis is inviting local baseball fans and philanthropists to join him for a night of laughter and giving at the Organization's First Annual "Crackin' it Up!" Fundraiser. The event will be held at Mohegan Sun Casino in the Uncas ballroom, in Uncasville, Conn. on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2007 at 6 p.m.

The evening will commence with a "Pre-Game Report" including a Silent Auction Preview featuring an extensive silent auction including Red Sox memorabilia as well as decadent diamond jewelry and many other exciting and unique auction items. The "First Pitch" will start at 6:30 p.m. and will consist of a Cocktail Reception including a raw bar and live jazz music. The "7th Inning Stretch" is an amazing sit-down dinner followed by everyone's favorite "Sweet Caroline" Comedy Show hosted by Boston-born comedian Mike O'Malley of CBS' Yes Dear. The comedy event which features a "Newlywed" style show scripted by Saturday Night Live's own Seth Meyers will involve Kevin Youkilis his significant other Enza Sambataro and other Red Sox players, each with their significant others.

"Hits for Kids is committed to making a big difference for children in need. We are planning multiple events in order to raise funds and awareness for charities with less visible awareness," said Youkilis. "Crackin' it Up!" is our kick-off event and it promises to be a stellar evening. I believe people will feel good knowing that all proceeds will benefit under funded children's charities in which Youk's Kids supports."

"Crackin' it Up!" will also include a variety of exciting guest speakers. Kevin Youkilis will describe the mission of Hits for Kids and highlight the various organizations that will benefit from the generosity of donors. Christopher Small, Executive Director of the Italian Home, will explain how the Home offers boys and girls who have been mentally, physically and sexually abused a safe haven and a chance to rebuild their young lives.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.youkskids.org or by calling Ticketmaster at (617) 931-2000. Tickets will also be available the Mohegan Sun Box Office, and can be purchased in-person.

About Kevin Youkilis Hits for Kids
Kevin Youkilis Hits for Kids is a Charitable Organization focused on raising support and awareness for the health, advocacy, safety, and medical healing of children across New England and beyond. With the goal of rallying the support of volunteers, local business, and the heart of Red Sox Nation, Kevin Youkilis Hits for Kids is teaming with existing, community-based children's charities and medical research efforts that currently lack sufficient funding and awareness.

To learn more about Kevin Youkilis Hits for Kids, or to make a donation, please visit www.youkskids.org, (617) 964 YOUK or email info@youkskids.org.

About Mohegan Sun
Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribe, is one of the largest, most distinctive and spectacular entertainment, gaming, shopping and meeting destinations in the United States. Situated on 240 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country. What began with the Casino of the Earth in 1996 has evolved into a legendary destination that now includes: the Casino of the Sky and over 300,000 square feet of total gaming space; The Shops at Mohegan Sun, featuring more than 60 retail shops and dining venues ranging from food court-style to gourmet; the 10,000-seat Mohegan Sun Arena for world-class sporting events and concerts, and an intimate Cabaret; and a 34-story luxury hotel, featuring 1,176 guest rooms and suites, premier meeting and convention space and a world-class spa. More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting www.mohegansun.com.

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