Jake Owen Holds Successful Fundraiser For Hometown Kids
January 3, 2011 at 7:40 AM (PT)
RCA/NASHVILLE artist JAKE OWEN's annual hometown concert called "MARDY'S TENNIS & JAKE'S MUSIC FEST" was moved to HOLMAN STADIUM in VERO BEACH, FL this year and took place DECEMBER 10th. OWEN and CAPITOL/NASHVILLE group LITTLE BIG TOWN played for the crowd of 4,500.
OWEN presented checks to ST. JUDE CHILDREN'S RESEARCH HOSPITAL for $30,000 and a check to the MARDY FISH FOUNDATION for $33,000, on behalf of THE JAKE OWEN FOUNDATION, which was recently created. THE JAKE OWEN FOUNDATION joined longtime event beneficiary the MARDY FISH FOUNDATION as a vehicle for charitable support geared toward children.
"Every year I'm reminded how privileged I am to have been raised in this wonderful and charitable community," said OWEN. "It is such an honor to be a part of giving back to the children of VERO BEACH. And a special thanks goes out to everyone who helped make this year's event so incredible -- including my friends LITTLE BIG TOWN and MARDY! We're already looking forward to next year and making plans to grow this event!"
For more on JAKE OWEN and the event, visit www.jakeowen.net.