Country music’s biggest stars will be taking a swing at cancer when the City of Hope 28th Annual Celebrity Softball Game returns to First Tennessee Park on Saturday, June 9. This year’s artist lineup will be announced soon.
A highlight of the event each year is the “meeting on the mound,” where a City of Hope patient and donor meet for the first time. Last year, leukemia survivor, Nicole Schulz met her life-saving donor, Rian Lawrence at the pitcher’s mound. There wasn’t a dry eye in the stands.
The game reached its highest ever attendance at the 27th Annual event with artist participation by Reba McEntire, Billy Ray Cyrus, Sara Evans, Vince Neil of Mötley Crüe, Lauren Alaina, Craig Morgan, Kellie Pickler, Jessie James Decker and her husband and NFL player, Eric Decker, Todd Chrisley, Savannah Chrisley and Grayson Chrisley of USA’s “Chrisley Knows Best,” Drew Scott and Jonathan Scott of HGTV’s “The Property Brothers,” The Swon Brothers, Danielle Bradbery, Aaron Watson, Jackie Lee, Trent Harmon, Maggie Rose, Miss Tennessee, Allee-Sutton Hethcoat, and Kaitlyn Bristowe and Shawn Booth of ABC’s “The Bachelorette.” Legendary artists Lee Greenwood, Jeannie Seely and Tim Rushlow joined iHeart Media radio personality, Gator Harrison, for the play-by-play.
For more information, visit cityofhope.org/softball or follow City of Hope on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
ABOUT CITY OF HOPE:
City of Hope is an independent research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. Designated as one of only 49 comprehensive cancer centers, the highest recognition bestowed by the National Cancer Institute, City of Hope is also a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, with research and treatment protocols that advance care throughout the world. City of Hope is located in Duarte, California, just northeast of Los Angeles, with community clinics throughout southern California. It is ranked as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” in cancer by U.S. News & World Report. For more information, visit cityofhope.org.