Gala Night Celebrates Athletes Who Inspire Girls


Country radio personality and women’s advocate Kelly Ford, co-host of nationally syndicated morning radio show Ty, Kelly and Chuck, will serve as Host Committee Chair of the Play Like a Girl Honors Gala. The black-tie event will benefit the national non-profit organization Play Like a Girl, and will be held on Monday, November 26, 6:00-9:00 p.m. at the Marriott Hotel in Franklin, TN.

Ford joins fellow Host Committee Chair Danielle Breezy, WKRN Chief Meteorologist, and Honorary Chair, Trisha Yearwood, platinum-selling vocalist, for the gala evening that will celebrate the achievements of leading women and men in sports and the girls they inspire. The gala will raise funds for programs that inspire leadership through sport and build confidence in girls on and off the field.

Hosted by Cari Champion of ESPN, the Play Like a Girl Gala will include a cocktail reception and silent auction, with a dinner featuring keynote speaker and Founder’s Award recipient, professional tennis player Madison Keys. Other honorees are Sammie Griffin, Kenisha Rhone, Paula Hood, Kenyatta Bynoe, and Bart Brooks.


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