Nashville, TN, April 8, 2009……Country celebrities Carrie Underwood, Vince Gill, Montgomery Gentry, Josh Turner and many others will step up to home plate at the 19th Annual City of Hope Celebrity Softball Challenge on Wednesday, June 10, at 7 p.m. at Nashville’s Greer Stadium. Arch rival teams, Grand Ole Opry and “After MidNite with Blair Garner” return for an exciting evening of pranks, fun and softball. Tickets are $18 each and $40 for a family four pack. To purchase tickets for the 19th annual City of Hope Nashville Celebrity Softball Challenge, visit www.ticketmaster.com or call 615-255-9600.
Billed as the unofficial kickoff to CMA Music Fest, this year’s softball game will be held in the evening for the first time since its inception 19 years ago. Country’s hottest stars have filled the dugouts for almost two decades to benefit City of Hope, a leading research, education and treatment center for cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The complete all-star line up will be announced in the coming weeks. There will be a silent auction during the game with autographed memorabilia as well as an online auction after the game at www.auctionsforhope.com.
For more information on the 19th Annual City of Hope Nashville Celebrity Softball Challenge, visit www.cityofhope.org/softball.