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More Than $200,000 Raised At City Of Hope Celebrity Softball Game

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Posted at 3:26 PM, Jun 13, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-09 02:14:40-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - For years it has been a fan favorite during the CMA Music Fest, and Saturday morning's City of Hope Celebrity Softball Game was no different.

The only difference was the venue. This was the first year First Tennessee Park near downtown has been open to host the annual softball game.

Vince Gill headed up team Opry and Bobby Bones led team iHeart Radio.

A lot of the celebrities were repeat players, so there was a lot of smack talk and friendly competition between the two teams.

All of the players agreed the game was about the patients and raising money for cancer research.

"It makes me feel like my problems aren't real problems,” Bones said. “I know every day we wake up and we go A, B, or C is bothering us, ah man life is not good. Then you meet someone who is fighting a real fight and is going through a real struggle, and it all really puts it into perspective."

Team iHeartRadio ran away with the victory, and so did City of Hope as the game raised more than $200,000.