The (baseball) stars come out for Day 2 of Waste Management Phoenix Open

SCOTTSDALE – Day 2 of the Waste Management Phoenix Open was highlighted by a Special Olympics event, where celebrities, sports stars and business leaders from the Valley joined forces with Olympians in a friendly competition.

Cameron Champ, a rookie on the PGA Tour, hits some drives during a show for the R.S. Hoyt Jr. Family Foundation Dream Day. (Photo by John Mendoza/Cronkite News)

Cameron Champ, Archie Bradley and Anthony Rizzo hosted the R.S. Hoyt Jr. Family Foundation Dream Day for Ariziona school children. (Photo by John Mendoza/Cronkite News)

Olympian Richie Brady took part in the Special Olympics Arizona Celebrity Putting Challenge on Tuesday. (Photo by John Mendoza/Cronkite News)

Carlos Ortiz takes a shot from a practice bunker during Tuesday’s practice session at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. (Photo by John Mendoza/Cronkite News)

Brandon Harkins places a shot onto the 10th green during Tuesday’s practice round at the TPC Scottsdale. (Photo by John Mendoza/Cronkite News)

Fans lined the fences around the practice green to watch the Special Olympics Arizona Celebrity Putting Challenge. (Photo by John Mendoza/Cronkite News)

The R.S Hoyt Jr. Family Foundation Dream Day was hosted by (from left) PGA Tour rookie Cameron Champ, MLB players Anthony Rizzo and Archie Bradley, and Golf Channel host George Savaricas. (Photo by John Mendoza/Cronkite News)

The Dream Day event featured a trick-shot golf show and junior golf instruction. Among those involved was Diamondbacks pitcher Archie Bradley, who was asked quite often about his beard, including an inquiry about how long it takes to grow.

“About for four to five months,” he said.

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On Wednesday, several top players, including Phil Mickelson, will meet the media before competition begins Thursday. The popular celebrity pro-am set for Wednesday has plenty of big names, including Chicago Cubs star Anthony Rizzo and Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps.

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