City of Hope’s Celebrity Softball Challenge Hits CMA Fest a Little Early This Year

Lindsay Ell showed her softball skills for charity at City of Hope's 25th Annual Celebrity Softball Game at the new First Tennessee Park during CMA Music Festival in Nashville. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for City Of Hope)

Lindsay Ell showed her softball skills for charity at City of Hope's 25th Annual Celebrity Softball Game at the new First Tennessee Park during CMA Music Festival in Nashville.  (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for City Of Hope)

Lindsay Ell showed her softball skills for charity at City of Hope’s 25th Annual Celebrity Softball Game at the new First Tennessee Park during CMA Music Festival in Nashville. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for City Of Hope)

We have the first details on one of our favorite events during CMA Fest!

The City of Hope’s Celebrity Softball Game will be striking out cancer on a new day and time — Tuesday, June 7 at 3p.m. from First Tennessee Park in Nashville.

The event, which has featured some of Country Music’s biggest stars, including Carrie Underwood, Darius Rucker, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Scotty McCreery, Vince Gill and many more, takes to the field for its 26th year in support of City of Hope’s lifesaving mission.

“We are very excited that the game has moved to Tuesday, once again helping to kick off the CMA Music Festival week of activities,” said Rick Murray, vice president of integrated marketing and promotions for Premiere Networks/iHeart Media.  “The entire iHeart Country team looks forward to continuing this 26-year tradition of fun, entertainment and most importantly a way for us to raise awareness and money to help City of Hope with their important work!”

“What a great way to begin a week of Opry and CMA Music Festival fun,” said Opry Vice President and General Manager Pete Fisher. “We always love to walk away from the game with bragging rights, but also keep our eye on the ball and know that the real winner is the fight against cancer.”

Tickets for City of Hope’s Celebrity Softball Game are on sale now at Ticketmaster  at  http://bit.ly/1QQDkff. The full line-up of celebrity players stepping up to the plate on the Grand Ole Opry and iHeart Country teams will be announced in the coming weeks.

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Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John’s University.

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