City of Hope's Celebrity Softball Challenge Presented by Staples

As they have for 23 years, Country stars will step up to help City of Hope Strike Out Cancer. While last year’s game between longtime rivals, Grand Ole Opry and After MidNite with Blair Garner ended in a tie – both teams have something to prove and are eager to start raising funds.


This year’s roster includes the following players.

Team Opry

Ayla Brown
Brian Kelley (Florida Georgia Line)
Chris Lucas (LoCash Cowboys)
Chuck Wicks
Craig Campbell
Jonathan Jackson
Kree Harrison
Maggie Rose
Phil Vassar
Scott Hamilton
Stu Grimson
Tyler Hubbard (Florida Georgia Line)
Two Foot Fred
StageIt Concert Winner: Donica Knight

Team After Midnight

Aaron Lewis
Angie Johnson
Brett Eldredge
Chase Rice
David Nail
Greg Bates
J.P. Dumont
Krystal Keith
Lauren Alaina
Preston Brust (LoCash Cowboys)
Scotty McCreery
Shane Tallant
StageIt Concert Winner: SaraBeth

Over the years, the game has raised well over $2 million dollars benefitting City of Hope’s life-saving mission – finding cures and better treatments for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.

The 23rd Annual Celebrity Softball Challenge will be played on Saturday, June 8, 2013, 9 a.m. at Greer Stadium, Nashville, TN! Tickets are on sale now at


Check out photos from the 2012 City of Hope Celebrity Softball Challenge on Facebook.


Be sure to "Like" City of Hope on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Tweet using hashtag #strikeoutcancer. And if you have photos of your own, tag "City of Hope" in them!


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