“Ben continues to love coming back to Atlanta; he has a very strong allegiance to the city,” said StandUp Foundation Executive Director Alison Doerfler. “We’re excited to advocate for the community through sports.”
Another new addition will be the appearance of StandUp Foundation board member Billy Bean, a former professional baseball player who came out as gay in 1999. Bean played for several teams, most notably the San Diego Padres from 1993 to 1995.
Five dollars from each ticket will go to the foundation. Three ticket tiers are available, from $48, $34 and $24. Each ticket includes a drink ticket and a meet-and-greet session with Cohen.
Doerfler said she hopes to exceed last year’s attendance. “I would love to see 500 people there, at least. That would be my joy,” she said.