Sunday, January 13, 2013

Jay Bruce sang a duet with Garth Brooks on Saturday

Reds All-Star outfielder Jay Bruce and country music legend Garth Brooks teamed up for a good cause in Nashville over the weekend.

As part of a benefit for an organization called Teammates for Kids, the two sang a riveting rendition of Brooks' hit song "Friends in Low Places" at the Grand Ole Opry on Saturday night. The above photo taken by @Leo_Knows (via Twitter) serves as proof!

Teammates for Kids raises money for kids facing a variety of life challenges. The organization was founded in 1999 by Brooks with 67 major league baseball players on board, and has expanded to include more than 3,000 professional athletes from not only baseball but also hockey, football, basketball, soccer, racing, golf and even pro rodeo, as well.

According to its official website, 100 percent of all money donated goes toward children in the areas of health, education, and outreach programs. The organization has raised over $80 million to help children in over 60 countries around the world to date.

Bruce, a 2-time All-Star, is preparing for his sixth season with the Reds this year. If this gesture acts as any indication at all, Bruce is primed for big things in 2013. Being able to hold his own with one of the most successful singers in our generation is no small task.

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