Craig Morgan Hosting Another Billy’s Place 5K Benefitting Foster Children
Craig Morgan is doing his part to help displaced youth with a second-annual Billy’s Place 5K at Montgomery Bell State Park in Dickson, Tenn. The race will benefit the Dickson County Craig Morgan Foundation, which funds efforts to support foster children in Dickson County, Tenn., and throughout Middle Tennessee, including Billy’s Place, a home Morgan helped establish for children who have been temporarily displaced but are not yet in the foster system.
Billy’s Place was named for Morgan’s wife’s father. The star came up with the idea after serving as a sheriff’s deputy in Dickson.
"I think it's so important that we as entertainers realize regardless of our genre or form of entertainment — we are part of a community, regardless of where we go in our lives. I think it's so important that we give back to the community. This is a way for us to do it,” he told Billboard of the home in 2012.
The second-annual Billy's Place 5K is set for Aug. 22. Morgan will perform a special set following the race, at 10AM. For more information about the race or to register, please visit the event page.
The “That’s What I Love About Sunday” singer just launched the sixth season of his television show Craig Morgan: All Access Outdoors on the Outdoor Channel. He’s currently in the process of recording a new record with producer Byron Gallimore, with plans to release new music later this year. Morgan recently made his 200th appearance at the Grand Ole Opry, a milestone in the Army vet’s decade-long music career.
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