Light Up To Live enjoyed helping support our Veteran charities at the Memorial Day Celebrity Softball Classic at Texas AirHog Stadium in Grand Prairie. It was amazing to see so many celebrities, Veterans, community members and businesses, including RAD-Rides as the title sponsor, in support of the event to raise funds to our help our military men and women.

Some of the celebrities include: Dallas Cowboys’ great, Michael Irvin; NBA Atlanta Hawks star, Spud Webb; New York Yankees player, Phil Coke and FC Dallas player, Daniel Hernandez.

One of the many highlights included WWII Veteran, American Hero, and National Treasure,  Don Graves throwing out the first pitch.

About the Charities

Carry the Load

Carry The Load is a non-profit dedicated to providing active, meaningful ways to honor and celebrate the sacrifices made by our nation’s heroes — military, veterans, first responders and their families.

What started as a mission to restore the true meaning of Memorial Day has broadened to include more than just our military heroes and more than just the one holiday. Carry The Load works to bring all Americans together to participate in honoring our nation’s heroes every day.

Light Up To Live 

Light Up To Live Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) public charity based in Addison, TX and founded by Randall and Sherry Reed. As a military family,  they are dedicated to raising awareness about the members of our U.S. Armed Forces and Veterans living with the effects of Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), tissue injury, pain and depression. The foundation funds polychromatic light therapy systems that have been shown to increase blood flow in the body and reduce associated minor pain for active military and Veterans that we identify could most benefit from its use. Light Up To Live helps connect these military members and their families to other organizations that are in alignment with our mission to provide direct aid and assistance. We want to light a path to better health.


 Sponsors of this event included RAD-Rides, Required Team Gear, The Statler, Verve Forever, Tequila Herradura,, SR Skillfully Crafted Designed for Glory and Light Up To Live.

Stay tuned for another great event coming to the area next year. You can follow the Memorial Day Celebrity Softball Classic Facebook to stay up to all the news. To learn more about the event, visit

Light Up to Live is hosting a weekend of upcoming charity events September 12-14. Learn how you can be part of our annual golf tournament, clay shoot and/or gala by visiting Light Up To Live events. You can help light a path to hope for Veterans on the road to recovery.