Scotty McCreery donates $50K to youth baseball and his fans are happy to hear it. On Sept. 7, Taste of Country reported that the "American Idol" winner went back to his roots (he used to play baseball before becoming famous) and decided to donate to a youth foundation.
"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," explained McCreery.
Scotty McCreery donates money ahead of a ballpark tour that was recently announced. The country star will be visiting ballparks in six major U.S. cities this month. His fans are really excited to see him heading out on tour but they are also thrilled to see him donating money to a cause that is close to his heart.
While this is all good news, this "ballpark tour" probably isn't what you think. McCreery won't be performing on a stage during this tour. Instead, he will be throwing out the first pitch and/or singing during the 7th inning stretch -- it's just a way for him to show his love for the game. It is unknown whether or not he plans to go on an actual music tour.
Scotty McCreery also donated $5,000.00 to Tampa youth baseball when he visited Tropicana Field last week. It is possible that he will be making more donations to youth baseball while visiting the following ballparks:
9/8 – San Diego, Calif. PETCO Park
9/12 – Philadelphia, Penn. Citizens Bank Park
9/15 – Chicago, Ill. Cellular Field
9/22 – Washington, D.C. Nationals Park
9/27 – Atlanta, Ga. Turner Field/State Mutual Stadium
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