Little Big Town Raises $55,000 For T.J. Martell Foundation
July 15, 2010 at 9:24 AM (PT)
CAPITOL/NASHVILLE’s LITTLE BIG TOWN raised over $55,000 for the T.J. MARTELL FOUNDATION at their 4th annual RIDE FOR A CURE on SUNDAY, JULY 11th. The event included a motorcycle ride from the TIN ROOF in NASHVILLE to the HARLEY-DAVIDSON SUPERSTORE in COLUMBIA, TN.
There were also pre-ride performances by BRETT ELDRIDGE, RANDY MONTANA and CALI RODI, as well as post-ride performances by LITTLE BIG TOWN, LUKE BRYAN, RANDY HOUSER, JOSH THOMPSON and THE BAND PERRY.
LBT’s KAREN FAIRCHILD said: “We are thrilled with the turn out for this year's RIDE FOR THE CURE. It was our biggest ride yet! The T.J. MARTELL FOUNDATION is close to all of our hearts and we are so lucky to be able to support such an amazing cause so we can find a cure.”
In addition to the ride and performances, the band held an auction which included items donated by Country artists such as ZAC BROWN BAND, KEITH URBAN, JAMEY JOHNSON, LADY ANTEBELLUM, ERIC CHURCH and many others.
LITTLE BIG TOWN’s KIMBERLY SCHLAPMAN and her husband personally donated their TENNESSEE TITANS season football tickets to the highest bidder to attend a game this fall. Hand written and autographed lyrics to LITTLE BIG TOWN’s current single, “Little White Church,” was also auctioned off.
Proceeds from RIDE FOR A CURE locally support cancer research at the FRANCES WILLIAMS PRESTON LABORATORIES at the VANDERBILT-INGRAM CANCER CENTER in NASHVILLE. The T.J. MARTELL FOUNDATION supports leukemia, cancer and AIDS research at eight top hospitals in the UNITED STATES.