Vince Gill, Dierks Bentley and David Nail will join a star-studded roster of country music’s hottest performers, sports personalities and more to help strike out cancer and other life-threatening diseases at City of Hope’s 21st annual Celebrity Softball Challenge, on Saturday, June 11, at 9 a.m. at Greer Stadium in Nashville, Tenn. For the first time in the game’s history, two City of Hope supporters will hang out in the dugout, and get into the game, with Nashville’s stars through the “Connected to Hope Celebrity Softball Challenge” contest. Visit www.cityofhope.org/connected to learn more and enter.
An official part of the CMA Music Festival, this year’s game marks the 21st year that Nashville’s power hitters have gone to bat for City of Hope, a leading research, treatment and education institution for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. The Celebrity Softball Challenge has raised more than $2 million for City of Hope, enabling scientists to advance research and improve treatments for patients everywhere. In addition to Vince Gill, Dierks Bentley and David Nail, Brett Eldredge, Chuck Wicks, Jake Owen, James Wesley, Josh Gracin and Point of Grace will take the field for the highly anticipated game between longtime rivals Grand Ole Opry and After MidNite with Blair Garner. Additional celebrity players will soon be announced.