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2012 City of Hope Celebrity Softball Challenge Roster

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The 22nd Annual City of Hope Celebrity Softball Challenge is scheduled to take place on Saturday, June 9, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee, and the first several players on the roster have been announced! Suiting up for the cause are: Carrie Underwood, Scotty McCreery, Brantley Gilbert, Lauren Alaina, David Nail, James Otto, Robin Meade, Scott Hamilton, Chuck Wicks, Whitney Duncan, Bucky Covington, Sarah Darling, Billy Gilman, Kristen Kelly and Two Foot Fred. The AfterMidnite and Grand Ole Opry players rosters will be updated as more players commit to the event.

The City of Hope Celebrity Softball Challenge has raised almost $2 million dollars since its inception. The cause benefits City of Hope as it strives to find cures and more effective treatment for cancer and other diseases. Tickets to the game are on sale now at Ticketmaster. Come out and watch some of your favorite artists battle it out on the field in support of those battling for their lives!

CountryMusicIsLove to Host 3rd Annual City of Hope Benefit Concert

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If you find yourself in the Nashville area at the end of this month, you won’t want to miss this great opportunity to support our fellow country music bloggers CountryMusicIsLove and the City of Hope!

CountryMusicIsLove is proud to announce the 3rd Annual CountryMusicIsLove Concert benefiting City of Hope, one of the nation’s leading research, treatment and education centers for cancer and other life-threatening diseases. This year’s concert will feature acoustic performances by Micheal Ray, Chris Cavanaugh, Kristen Kelly, THE FARM, JT Hodges, Chuck Wicks, Love and Theft, Casey James, and Craig Campbell. Whitney Duncan will do double duty as host and performer for the second year in a row.

The cause hits close to home for many of the artists, including Casey James. “My family has been massively affected by cancer,” James shares. “My Paw-Paw passed away last year from cancer. My Nana passed away from cancer and my mother is a two-time cancer survivor, thyroid and breast. I can go on and on. There’s a large history of that in my family. Anything I can do to help and to do my part to make things better, I’ve always been into doing that, so it was an honor to be asked to come out and play. I’m excited to play the music and come see the fans, but most excited just to be a part of the whole thing.”

The 3nd Annual CountryMusicIsLove Concert benefiting City of Hope will be held February 21, 2012 at 7:30pm at Exit/In in Nashville, Tenn. Tickets are $15 and 100% of tickets sales will be donated to City of Hope. Tickets are available here: http://bit.ly/cmiltickets.

Please visit http://www.countrymusicislove.com/2012-benefit-concert for additional information.

City of Hope Celebrity Softball Challenge tickets on sale now

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The annual City of Hope Celebrity Softball Challenge that takes place each year in Nashville, TN during the CMA Music Festival will take place on Saturday, June 9, 2012 at 9am. Tickets are on sale now through ticketmaster and are $50 and $20. The $50 ticket includes a hatch show print, an opportunity to play in the game antics and seats behind home plate and the dugouts.

The City of Hope Softball Challenge has raised over $2 million throughout the years to help find cures and treatments for cancer. Each year, the Grand Ole Opry team and the After Midnite with Blair Garner team play each other to help strike out cancer. Are you planning on going next year? It’s a lot of fun and a great way to raise money.  For more information, you can check out the City of Hope’s website: www.cityofhope.org. And to find out who will be playing in the game as it’s announced, keep an eye on this page.