The 27th annual City of Hope Softball Game at First Tennessee Park on Saturday, June 10, was a resounding success. The record-breaking crowd in attendance enjoyed a friendly game of softball that featured country stars and other celebrities playing for a great cause: City of Hope, which is a world leader in the research and treatment of cancer, diabetes and other serious diseases. Staples presented City of Hope with a check for $500,000.
Artists participating in the game included Billy Ray Cyrus, Craig Morgan, Kellie Pickler, Jessie James Decker, Lauren Alaina, The Swon Brothers, Danielle Bradbery, Aaron Watson, Jackie Lee, Trent Harmon, Maggie Rose and more. Other highlights included:
- Reba singing the national anthem
- Sara Evans performing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame”
- Vince Neil throwing out the first pitch
- Lee Greenwood, Jeannie Seely and Tim Rushlow calling the play by play
Take a look at the photo gallery below, courtesy of Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.
photos by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA