September 09, 2013 05:47 AM by Lisa Princ
Scotty McCreery has always loved baseball, and he made that known during his time on American Idol. Now, the season 10 champ is trying to ensure that youth baseball is always there for other kids, as he recently kicked off a MLB tour in his effort to support the youth sport.
Scotty McCreery has always been a baseball fan, but not just watching the sport, he also played youth baseball. In fact, it means so much to McCreery, that he recently kicked off a six-city Major League Baseball ballpark tour on Thursday to raise money for youth baseball. His tour began at the Tampa Bay Rays stadium, where McCreery performed and then donated $5K to the Tampa Bay Youth league.
“I learned some of my greatest lessons playing sports and being a team member. Sports teach you so many life lessons about self-discipline, responsibility, teamwork, setting goals, and being fit. It’s awesome that Major League Baseball provides opportunities for kids who might not have a chance to play baseball and softball elsewhere. I’m proud to provide assistance to this program,” McCreery said of his involvement.
You can also catch Scotty at the following upcoming games: Thursday, Sept. 12 Philadelphia Phillies v. San Diego Padres at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia; Sunday, Sept. 15 Chicago White Sox v. Cleveland Indians at Comiskey Park/U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago; Sunday, Sept. 22 Washington Nationals v. Miami Marlins at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.; Friday, Sept. 27 Atlanta Braves v. Philadelphia Phillies, at Turner Field/State Mutual Stadium in Atlanta.
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