It is the season for charity softball events for professional athletes.
While the professional baseball players earn their paycheck through the summer time, athletes from other sports have a penchant for using their down time to enjoy some time on the diamond for a good cause.
Former LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was participating in such an event, serving as a co-captain at former Tigers punter Brad Wing’s celebrity softball game on Monday night at Dutchess Stadium in Fishkill, N.Y.
It was there that the New York Giants star unveiled an unorthodox hitting approach during the event’s home run derby.
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) June 21, 2016
— Sean T. McMann (@SeanTMcMann) June 21, 2016
That was impressive!
If that home run swing reminds you of something, it’s probably because it is reminiscent of Adam Sandler’s golf swing in the 1996 movie Happy Gilmore, during which Sandler’s character makes the transition from aspiring hockey player to professional golf in an attempt to save his grandmother’s house.
Hey, whatever it takes to give the crowd a good show for a good cause.
According to a report from NJ.com’s James Kratch, a portion of the event’s proceeds went to The Ryan McElroy Children’s Cancer Foundation and other childhood cancer charities.