Stars such as Florida Georgia Line, Danielle Bradbery, Alison Sweeney, Sara Evans, Jana Kramer, Jamie Lynn Spears and Scotty McCreery came out to play on the softball field. The fun off the stage was all to benefit a good cause: City of Hope’s cancer research.
The artists represented teams iHeartRadio and Grand Ole Opry and played alongside young cancer survivors, Wounded Warriors and even some up and coming Nashville artists who fundraised their way into the line-up. Additional talent participating included Chip Esten, Dustin Lynch, Jessie James Decker, Eric Decker, Brothers Osborne, Chase Rice, Chuck Wicks, Lauren Alaina, Dee Jay Silver, Lindsay Ell, Kree Harrison, Alecia Davis, Two Story Road, SaraBeth, Bobby Bones and more.
Jamie Lynn Spears made the game a family affair, arriving with daughter Maddie and mom Lynn in tow. Alison Sweeney, Danielle Bradbery and Florida Georgia Line signed autographs for fans in between innings. The crowd cheered extra loud for local favorite, “Nashville” star Chip Esten. Teammates and husband and wife duo, Eric and Jessie James Decker, jumped into each other’s arms to celebrate their win. After the game, Brian Kelley, unexpectedly shed his jersey and sold it to a fan for a donation to City of Hope.
In this game everyone wins as the event raised over $200,000 for cancer research. The final scoreboard had the Opry team edging the iHeartRadio team 13 to 11, but these heavy hitters were all-stars.
City of Hope is a leading research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. Researchers and doctors at the institution quickly transform scientific discoveries into
better treatments and prevention strategies for people around the world. Support from the Nashville community and its country music artists directly benefit City of Hope’s mission to find cures for cancer.
Check out photos from the event below!
Photos: Courtesy of City of Hope