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Louie's Kids brings star power to fighting childhood obesity

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Team McElveen wins the 2012 Slim Down the South Softball Game over Team Baker 5-3 (Sandra Ecklund/WCIV) Team McElveen wins the 2012 Slim Down the South Softball Game over Team Baker 5-3 (Sandra Ecklund/WCIV)
The Bachelorette's Roberto Martinez at bat (Sandra Ecklund/WCIV) The Bachelorette's Roberto Martinez at bat (Sandra Ecklund/WCIV)

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- The Second Annual ‘Slim Down the South Celebrity Softball Challenge' hit its second home run Saturday evening.

The annual fundraiser event benefits Charleston-based nonprofits Louie's Kids & Run Buddies in their fight against childhood obesity.

"Obesity is something this country is battling with right now," said NBA All-Star Xavier McDaniel. "I know it's hot outside, but I think kids gotta be able to get out and exercise."

McDaniel suggested bringing recess back to the schools saying that when he visits to talk to the students, he noticed that they went from lunch right back into class.

The game itself was casual with many celebrities using pinch runners and some of the more vocal celebs walking around with microphones so they could taunt their opponents.

In the end, Team McElveen took home bragging rights over Team Baker, winning the game 5-3.

"It's not really important who wins," said Roberto Martinez from ABC's The Bachelorette. "It's supporting a good cause and if we're all having fun, that all that really matters."

Players included:

• NBA champion/All-Star Xavier McDaniel
• Country music singer Julie Roberts
• "Survivor One World" finalist Chelsea Meissner
• Chef Carla Hall of ABC's "The Chew"
• Chef Amanda Freitag of Food Network's "Chopped"
• Emmy Award-nominated television host Chef Marvin Woods
• Terry Serpico of "Army Wives"
ABC News 4 Anchor Dean Stephens
ABC News 4 Anchor Victoria Hansen
ABC News 4 Anchor Jon Bruce
• NFL Super Bowl champion Jim Stuckey
• USC men's basketball Coach Frank Martin
• USC baseball Assistant Coach Drew Meyer
• Citadel basketball Coach Charlie Driesell
• CofC basketball player Steven Johnson
• CofC basketball player Anthony Johnson
• Bubba Bryant of "Army Wives"
• Cincinatti Bengals Running Back Harold Green
• UFL/ NFL player Langston Moore
• Roberto Martinez from ABC's "The Bachelorette"
• Kiptyn Lock from "Bachelor Pad" and The Bachelorette
• Tenley Molzah from "Bachelor Pad" and The Bachelor
• Stingrays President Rob Concannon
• CofC women's basketball coach Natasha Adair
• WEZL Radio Host TJ Phillips
• Y102.5 Radio Host Brian Cleary
• 94.3 WSC Radio Host Kelly Golden
• Bobby Hartin of The Bobby Hartin Show
• Raphael James, WCSC
• Carolyn Murray, WCBD
• Brendan Clark, WCBD

To see a photo gallery of the event, click here.

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