Scotty McCreery continues to win over country music fans with not only his smooth vocals, but also with his genuine, down-home heart. According to a Web Pro News article dated Sunday, September 8, the former American Idol winner is helping the programs that support youth baseball….as if anyone needed yet another reason to love him.
‘The Trouble with Girls’ singer played the sport all through high school, and knows what an impact the game can have on youth.
“I learned some of my greatest lessons playing sports and being a team member,” McCreery shared.
“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,” he added.
The tour of support kicked off on Thursday, August 29. Upon visiting the Tampa Bay Rays stadium, the young singer personally presented a $5,000 check to a Tampa youth baseball program prior to the game. The former pitcher appropriately threw out of the first pitch of the game. Also fittingly, he performed “Take Me Out to the Ball Game.”
McCreery has been keeping his fans updated on his latest adventures via Twitter.
His remaining tour schedule consists of:
Thursday, Sept. 12: Philadelphia Phillies v. San Diego Padres, at Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia
Sunday, Sept. 15: Chicago White Sox v. Cleveland Indians, at Comiskey Park/U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago
Sunday, Sept. 22: Washington Nationals v. Miami Marlins, at Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.
Friday, Sept. 27: Atlanta Braves v. Philadelphia Phillies, at Turner Field/State Mutual Stadium, Atlanta
Aside from his baseball tour and his thriving music career, McCreery has been busy hitting the books. With one year of college at North Carolina University under his belt, the country star is quite the balancing act.