Eric Church Band Golf Tournament Raises More Than $110K for Charity
Eric Church may be one of the best known country music stars, but lately, it's his band that deserves the recognition. The Eric Church Band hosted their third annual Put a Club in My Hand golf tournament in Nashville on Aug. 4, and the charity event raised $112,864 for MusiCares. How's that for a hole in one?
The annual golf tourney -- which has raised more than $275,000 in just three years -- was an invitation-only event, featuring an 18-hole scramble. Artists, musicians, tour staff and many other music industry professionals donned their best argyle socks (or in the case of the Eric Church Band, their best tutus) to tee up for a great cause.
Fundraising efforts focused on tournament registrations and donations from more than 45 sponsors including EMI Records Nashville, Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Hard Rock Cafe, Jack Daniels. There was also a silent auction with items from fellow country artists Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Easton Corbin, Florida Georgia Line, Colt Ford, Taylor Swift, and the Cadillac Three.
“MusiCares is overwhelmed by the generous support of the Eric Church Band and their annual Golf Tournament," says Debbie Carroll, Executive Director at MusiCares. "Over the past three years, the tournament has grossed close to $275,000 and those funds have gone to helping so many music people in need. They are ensuring that we can continue to make a true difference in the lives of many. We can’t thank them enough."
MusiCares is the charitable arm of the the Recording Academy, providing assistance with medical, financial and personal emergencies for those working in the music industry. They also focus on bringing awareness and attention to human service issues that impact the health and welfare of the music community.
When they're not on the links, fans can catch the Eric Church Band in Church's 'Cold One' video. They even show off their acting skills as bar workers and patrons in the clip. Thankfully, they're a bit better at golfing than acting!
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