ARTICLE: Cops and Jocks Celebrity Softball Game for M.A.D.D.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) benefited as a large crowd of spectators and fans of all ages gathered to enjoy the 2009 Cops and Jocks Celebrity Softball Game held on Tuesday May 26th, at Mundy Park in Mt Juliet, TN. Organized by Lt. Wesley Neely of the Mount Juliet Police Department, this year celebrates the tenth year for the event, which enlists officers from Mt. Juliet, Metro Nashville, and both the TN and KY Highway Patrol along with many celebrities and professional sport athletes.
The fundraising event started as a result of a tragic automobile accident in 1998 when a drunk driver killed both Joyce and Jennifer Bennett of Mt Juliet while traveling on Lebanon Road. The purpose of the event is to bring to the forefront the awareness of drinking and driving but, the crowd and the participants of the event also enjoyed entertainment on and off the field, chances to bid on one of a kind autographed items and a free after game concert.
Several items that were auctioned off, included a guitar autographed by all the celebrities who participated in the fundraising event, an autographed silk shirt worn by Randy Travis, a Charlie Daniels autographed fiddle as well as some of the players baseball gloves, shoes and T-shirts which had also been autographed.

Celebrity players participating in this years event included Tennessee Titans Kyle Vanden Bosch, Casey Cramer, Justin Gage, Craig Hentrich, Donnie Nickey along with several Titans Cheerleaders, country artists Vince Gill, Dean Sams and Cody Collins of Lonestar, Rhean Boyer- Jeremy Baxter and Marvin Evatt of Carolina Rain, Bo Bice of American Idol, Justin Moore, Lee and Elaine ( The Roys), Music Row’s number one song plugger, Sherrill Blackman, News 2 Reporter Joe Dubin and many many others.
The evening was highlighted with a free concert on the ball diamond held after the game concluded. The crowd was entertained by, Will Peppers and Chris Young.

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