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'Mission Swisher' set for July 28 at Progressive Field

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CLEVELAND -- Progressive Field has already played host to 43 Tribe games this season. On July 28, the stadium will provide the backdrop for its first scavenger hunt of the year.

Organized by first baseman Nick Swisher and wife Joanna, "Mission Swisher" involves 15 teams scouring all areas of the ballpark for clues that lead to a mystery prize. Proceeds from the event will go toward The Swisher Family Foundation -- a non-profit that seeks to provide children with medical care, education, recreational activities and support programs.

"This event is going to be so much fun for people of all ages," Swisher said. "It gives everyone a chance to experience the ballpark in a whole new way and hopefully raise a lot of money for a great cause. We're so blessed to have the opportunity to give back and can't wait to get our hands dirty."

Each team of eight will be paired with a celebrity participant, of which a handful are expected to be professional athletes. The event, which is open to families and groups of all ages, will be held from 4-8 p.m. ET on what is scheduled as an off-day for the Indians.

"We are truly honored to be hosting an event that will have such a positive impact on kids here in Cleveland," said JoAnna Garcia Swisher.

Jordan Bastian is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Major League Bastian, and follow him on Twitter @MLBastian. Alec Shirkey is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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