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Stars of NFL Gridiron Show Off Their Arms at the Walt Disney World Resort

posted on March 12th, 2012 by Darrell Fry, Sports Media Director, Walt Disney World

Chicago Bears Linebacker Brian Urlacher Throws First Pitch at the Walt Disney World Resort

One of the unique opportunities about ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex is you never know who you might see.

Over the weekend, Atlanta Braves spring training, in its 15th year at Disney, enjoyed a pair of visits from two big NFL names – both literally and figuratively. On Sunday, Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher got the Braves-Blue Jays game off on the right foot, firing a perfect first pitch strike to Atlanta’s Brandon Beachy. With the help from a couple Disney friends, of course.

One day earlier, as the Yankees came to town, New England Patriots running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis attended his first-ever baseball game, and showed he’s got the natural skill set to have been a two-sport star himself.

Braves spring training at Walt Disney World Resort runs through April 2. New this year is the for Family Field Day Package (four lawn tickets, four hotdogs, four bottled sodas and four chips) for $69 – available for the following dates: March 16, 17, 18 or 30, or April 2. For more information visit, or call 407-939-GAME.

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Kyra on March 13th, 2012 at 8:34 pm

Go Pats!! But what are you doing pitching at a Yankees game,


Cameron on March 29th, 2012 at 6:40 pm

Wait, yeah I from Boston, Why is the Pats own BenJar pitching at a Yankees game? Fail. Anyways this is a pretty cool event you guys have planned. I would have been excited as a kid to see these athletes while on a Disney vacation. Did you guys have a good turnout?