Team Rio Raises Over $160K
April 29, 2008 at 2:55 PM (PT)
DIAMOND RIO members JIMMY OLANDER and MARTY ROE recently completed the COUNTRY MUSIC 1/2 MARATHON along with 150 members of TEAM RIO, the band’s half and full marathon group that ran or walked for BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF MIDDLE TENNESSEE on SATURDAY, APRIL 26th. ARBY’S PRESENTS TEAM RIO 2008 raised over $116,000 for BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS.
Later that day, the band avoided near disaster during its last song at a private show in TEMPE, AZ. An entire lighting truss fell on stage and injured keyboard player DAN TRUMAN as well as the group’s production manager. Reportedly, wind gusts blew the lighting truss over on stage and TRUMAN, leaning forward over his keyboard, was hit in the lower back, walking away with only bruising and minor cuts.