'Bama Rising' To Launch Online Charity Auction
June 6, 2011 at 6:52 AM (PT)
"BAMA RISING: A Benefit Concert for ALABAMA Tornado Recovery” which will take place on TUESDAY, JUNE 14th at BIRMINGHAM’s BJCC ARENA, will launch an online auction featuring several celebrity experiences, event tickets and exclusive items.
The auction will begin tomorrow JUNE 14th, at 11a (CT) and will run through 11a (CT) THURSDAY, JUNE 16th. Fans have an opportunity to bid on prizes such as, meet-and-greets with REPUBLIC NASHVILLE’s MARTINA MCBRIDE and EMI RECORD’s artist ALAN JACKSON, along with tickets to the 2012 SUPER BOWL.
BAMA RISING is also encouraging fans to donate $10 to the BAMA RISING FUND by texting “BAMA” to 501501.
Country group ALABAMA will be headlining the event, which will raise funds to assist victims of the tornados that ravaged the state on APRIL 27th. Performers include DIERKS BENTLEY, BO BICE, LUKE BRYAN, SHERYL CROW, SARA EVANS, TAYLOR HICKS, LITTLE BIG TOWN, MARTINA MCBRIDE, MONTGOMERY GENTRY, DAVID NAIL, JAKE OWEN, BRAD PAISLEY, KELLIE PICKLER, DARIUS RUCKER, and ASHTON SHEPHERD.
The BAMA RISING FUND has been established at the COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF GREATER BIRMINGHAM to support long-term recovery statewide. Decisions about how to deploy BAMA RISING concert proceeds and gifts to the BAMA RISING FUND will be made by an advisory committee including representatives of the artists, promoters and the COMMUNITY FOUNDATION. In addition to ticket sales, funds will be raised through corporate sponsorships of the event. VERIZON has come on board as the presenting sponsor and organizers are seeking additional corporate support.
For more info on the online auction visit www.charitybuzz.com/bamarising.