COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – Backstreet’s back, with a ball and a bat.
Specifically, the immensely popular 90’s boyband made its latest appearance in the annual WNCI 97.9 Charity Softball Classic Wednesday evening at Huntington Park. NBC4 Anchor and Sports Director Jerod Smalley got to join in the fun alongside the Columbus Blue Jackets, Ohio State Buckeyes and other celebrities.
Nick Carter, Kevin Richardson, Brian Littrell and AJ McLean all joined Smalley in the diamond. Littrell even took a moment to share some celebrity coaching.
“You know you’ve got to stay poised, stay relaxed, because there’s a lot of stuff going on,” Littrell said. “So you’ve got to tune it out, you’ve got to tune it out like this, let it ride.”
Ticket proceeds from the softball game went to benefit On Our Sleeves, the children’s mental health movement by Nationwide Children’s Hospital.