The Friends of the Public Garden and the Back Bay Association will host their annual All-Star Softball Game on July 17, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. at the Boston Common ball field. Participants in the softball game are each donating $250 to the Friends of the Public Garden which will go towards maintaining the trees and gardens in the Boston Common, Public Garden and Commonwealth Avenue Mall. Some of the local luminaries who are participating include: Boston City Councilor’s Michael Ross and Tito Jackson, John DeMatteo from Park Square Realty Corp., Rick Dimino from A Better City, Larry DiCara from Nixon Peabody, Kevin Heffernan from Liberty Mutual Insurance, and Michael Cantalupa from Boston Properties. The softball teams will be coached by Henry Lee, president emeritus of the Friends of the Public Garden and Jerry Carchedi, Assistant Boston Parks Commissioner. For more information go to www.friendsofthepublicgarden.org or call (617) 267-7366.