Nashville-based organization The Charley Foundation will host its 8th Annual “Ringside: A Fight For Kids” on Friday, March 2. The black-tie event, emceed by Storme Warren, takes place at Liberty Hall in The Factory at Franklin. Average Joes president Tom Baldrica will serve as the ring announcer.
“Ringside” will offer gourmet dining, live music, celebrity guests, and a live auction to start off the evening. The main event is four bouts of professional boxing, sanctioned by the Tennessee Athletic Commission.
Musical performers include 80s pop hitmaker Tiffany, plus country artists James Otto, Bridgette Tatum, and Ira Dean. Additional performers include songwriters Chas Sanford (John Waite’s “Missing You”); Blair Daily (Uncle Kracker’s “Smile”); Danny Orton (Rascal Flatts’ “Stand”); and Marabeth Poole (Julianne Hough’s “Dreaming Under The Same Moon”).
All money raised will provide assistance to disabled and underprivileged children served by medical, recreational, and care groups in the Nashville area. NFL Alumni Tennessee Chapter will be a beneficiary, and expected NFL guests include Eddie George, Neil O’Donnell, Brad Hopkins, Kevin Dyson, Kelly Holcomb, and Al Smith.
“This year’s amazing lineup of talent will play a significant role in assisting the Charley Foundation help make a positive and lasting impact on the lives of local children, their families, and their communities,” said Carolyn Miller, Charley Foundation founder and chairman. “I am forever grateful for their unfailing support.”