FRISCO, Tex. - Academy Award winner and University of Texas alum Matthew McConaughey was in Frisco Thursday night to kick off the big Texas-OU weekend.
The actor joined country music star Toby Keith (playing for Oklahoma University) and former pitcher Roger Clemens (playing for UT) for the Red River Celebrity Softball Game. U.S. combat veterans and other alumni also played on both teams. All proceeds from the game go towards the Lone Survivor Foundation.
The night started off with a Home Run Derby, and sadly, McConaughey went 0-5 at the plate. But the crowd didn't seem to care as he still got rowdy cheers as if he hit five in a row. And as the ballpark announcer said to the spectators, "He's just getting warmed up [for the game]."
"It's good to be here. We've got a good day and a good cause," said McConaughey in his smooth southern accent. The actor was joined by his son Levi at his side. Team OU ended up winning the Home Run Derby.
Check out the video below of McConaughey's attempts at the plate, plus a quick chat with Keith.
"We are so grateful to our alumni celebrities and combat veterans for donating their time to help us bring awareness to the issues faced by our veterans and to be able to provide financial support and services," said Frisco mayor Jeff Cheney in a press release.