December 10, 2013 at 12:49 PM
"New Stars for Young Stars" is back for a ninth year, the Jimmy Fund Council of Greater Boston announced, and the annual autograph-signing event for a good cause has no shortage of top prospects scheduled to be in attendance.
The tentative lineup includes: SoxProspects.com Offensive Player of the Year Mookie Betts, Blake Swihart, Drake Britton and Rubby De La Rosa. Gordon Edes of ESPNBoston.com reports new Red Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski is also expected to be there.
More players will likely be added as the event draws closer to its Jan. 11 date (11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.) at Jillian's Boston on Ipswich Street.
Aside from the autograph session, there will also be a bowling competition, buffet lunch, sports memorabilia sale and silent auction.
Tickets, which can be purchased here, start at $89, and VIP tickets are $250. All proceeds will go to the Jimmy Fund. The first eight editions of "New Stars for Young Stars" have raised more than $221,000 for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund.