Colt Ford Benefit Concert Raises $85,000 For Police Officers
August 18, 2011 at 6:34 AM (PT)
AVERAGE JOE’S ENTERTAINMENT artist COLT FORD held the benefit concert, “COLT FORD AND FRIENDS,” on TUESDAY, AUGUST 16th in ATHENS, GA, for two police officers who were involved in a tragic shooting in his hometown. The event raised over $85,000, which also included a private reception and silent auction.
RHETT AKINS, JASON ALDEAN, DALLAS DAVIDSON, MIKE DEKLE, EDWIN McCAIN, JAMES OTTO, and BRANTLEY GILBERT, performed to honor Police Officer ELMER “BUDDY” CHRISTIAN who passed away in the shooting, and Police Officer TONY HOWARD, who was seriously injured.
FORD said, "I want to say thank you to all of my friends who helped us have such a special night in my hometown. To all the artists who joined in to perform or who donated items to help raise money, y’all are amazing, and I am thankful to call you all friends. This could not have happened without y’all.”
Pictures from the evening will be posted on www.ColtFord.com.