Country Stars Step Up to the Plate for 23rd Annual City of Hope Celebrity Softball Challenge

Country Stars Step Up to the Plate for 23rd Annual City of Hope Celebrity Softball Challenge

Group photo Softball Game - CountryMusicIsLove

On Saturday morning, a handful of Country music’s hottest stars stepped up to the plate to strike out cancer at the 23rd Annual City of Hope Celebrity Softball Challenge at Greer Stadium during the CMA Festival.

Players included Florida Georgia Line duo Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard, Kree Harrison, Scotty McCreery, Phil Vassar, Lauren Alaina, “Nashville” star Jonathan Jackson, Craig Campbell, Brett Eldredge, Maggie Rose, Chuck Wicks, Olympic figure skater Scott Hamilton and more.

The City of Hope celebrity softball game is a yearly tradition at CMA Festival and raises valuable funds for lifesaving cancer research. 2013 marks City of Hope’s 100 year anniversary and the support from the country music community allows for continued care and discoveries.

David Nail Softball Game - CountryMusicIsLove

Greg Bates Softball Game - CountryMusicIsLove

Lauren Alaina John Cloer Softball Game - CountryMusicIsLoveLauren Alaina with City of Hope patient John Cloer

Chuck Wicks Softball Game - CountryMusicIsLoveChuck Wicks

Craig Campbell Softball Game - CountryMusicIsLoveCraig Campbell

Brett Eldredge Chase Rice  Softball Game - CountryMusicIsLoveChase Rice and Brett Eldredge

Scotty McCreery Hannah Komai John Cloer Softball Game - CountryMusicIsLoveScotty McCreery with City of Hope patients Hannah Komai and John Cloer

Grand Ole Opry team Softball Game - CountryMusicIsLoveGrand Ole Opry Team

After Midnite Team Softball Game - CountryMusicIsLoveAfter Midnight Team

Kree Harrison  Softball Game - CountryMusicIsLove

American Idol runner-up Kree Harrison opened the game singing the National Anthem

Brett Eldredge  Softball Game - CountryMusicIsLoveBrett Eldredge

Krystal Keith - City of Hope Celebrity Softball Game - CountryMusicIsLove

LoCash Cowboys John Cloer Softball Game - CountryMusicIsLoveLoCash Cowboys with City of Hope patient John Cloer

Kree Harrison Scotty McCreery Lauren Alaina Softball Game - CountryMusicIsLoveKree Harrison, Scotty McCreery, and Lauren Alaina

Florida Georgia Line Tyler Softball Game - CountryMusicIsLoveFlorida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard

Florida Georgia Line Brian Softball Game - CountryMusicIsLoveFGL’s Brian Kelley

Greg Bates Maggie Rose Softball Game - CountryMusicIsLoveGreg Bates and Maggie Rose