Congratulations to Joe Curiale and Dolly West,
the winners of the first-ever MLB All-Star FanFest Wedding!
Thank you to all the entrants who shared their stories with us.
Joe and Dolly are both flight attendants and residents of Houston, Texas. The couple often arranges layovers in the same city, where they visit different ballparks. So far, Joe and Dolly have visited more than 20 MLB ballparks together.
This year, for the first time in the history of All-Star Week, Major League Baseball is proud to host the MLB All-Star FanFest Wedding. The winners of the MLB All-Star FanFest Wedding will receive a ceremony on the Diamond at the All-Star FanFest with a reception to follow, both of which will take place at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona. The MLB All-Star FanFest Wedding will take place Tuesday, July 12 on the same day as the 82nd MLB All-Star Game. For a complete description of the couple's prize package, please see the Official Rules.
Major League Baseball would like to thank the celebrity panel of judges who assisted in selecting the winners of the MLB All-Star FanFest Wedding.
A Leading Wedding & Entertaining Expert and author, was honored by Modern Bride Magazine as one of the Top 25 Trendsetters of The Year, David was also awarded "Best Celebrity Wedding Planner" by Life & Style Magazine. David's impressive client list includes Star Jones' wedding, NY Giants Antonio Pierce's wedding and events for Jennifer Lopez, Matthew McConaughey, Elton John, Barbara Walters and others.
Currently in its 4th season, David's hit primetime show, "My Fair Wedding With David Tutera" one of WE TV's highest-rated and most popular shows on air, brings all-new brides, all-new stories and even more exciting transformations in 12 brand new hour-long episodes.
One of the most popular figures in Arizona Diamondbacks' history because of his game-winning single in Game 7 of the 2001 World Series to give the organization its first World Championship. In his current role as Special Assistant to the President & CEO, Gonzalez assists D-backs' President & CEO Derrick Hall and other departments throughout the baseball and business side of the organization.
He also continues to make an impact in the community with the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation, interacts with season ticket holders at special events, meets with corporate partners, fills in on the D-backs' radio and television broadcasts and spends time with minor and Major League players throughout the organization.
Jenni Croft Badolato
A Finalist on Season 11 of "The Bachelor", Jenni is also a former Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader 2002-2005, former Miami Heat Dancer 2005-2006 and former Phoenix Suns Dancer 2006-2009. Jenni is married to Scottsdale Cosmetic Dentist and Team Dentist to the Phoenix Suns, Dr. John Badolato.
As a seasoned stand-up comedian Papa is a familiar face to late night television having appeared a number of times on "Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and "Late Show with David Letterman" and was also a frequent guest on " Conan." After sharing the stage with Jerry Seinfeld on his tour, Seinfeld personally chose Papa to serve as host of NBC's "The Marriage Ref" which is going into it's second season. Papa has starred in two stand-up specials on Comedy Central, and his next special is due out next year.
As an actor, Papa has starred opposite Matt Damon in the Soderbergh film, "The Informant," and opposite Paul Giamatti in the animated feature, "The Haunted World of El Super Beasto," as the voice of the title character. Additionally, he lent his voice to the DreamWorks animated feature "Bee Movie" and also served as a writer on the project. His other big screen credits include the films "Analyze That" opposite Robert DeNiro, and "Comedian."
Additional television credits include a recurring role opposite Julia Louis-Dreyfus on the CBS series, "The New Adventures of Old Christine." Papa continues to tour nationally as a stand-up comedian.