Benefit News (4/04/12)

Musicians On Call Young Professionals Committee is hosting its inaugural Breakfast Before Bed Launch Party today (4/4) at 12th & Porter. Festivities begin at 6 pm, and cost is $25 at the door for those age 21 and up. Tickets and info here.

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Former Tennessee Titans player Kevin Carter will host his 11th Annual Kevin Carter’s Waiting For Wishes Celebrity Waiters’ Dinner, benefitting The Kevin Carter Foundation and Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee. The event takes place at 5:45 at The Palm Restaurant Tuesday, May 8, with co-host Jay DeMarcus (of Rascal Flatts), and has raised over $1.1 million for the charity over the last 10 years. More info at waitingforwishes.com.

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The ACM Concert – Salute to the Military Presented by NRA Country that took place during the ACM Experience in Las Vegas on March 31 raised $50,000 to support the military. Folds of Honor Foundation accepted $20,000 of the total, Wounded Warrior Project received $20,000 and Nellis Air Force Base Youth Programs was given $10,000. The event was hosted by HLN’s Robin Meade with performers Lee Brice, Larry Gatlin and The Gatlin Brothers, Bradley Gaskin, JT Hodges, Kip Moore, Craig Morgan, John Rich, and ACM Vocal Duo of the Year winner Thompson Square.

(L-R): Wayne LaPierre of the NRA and Bob Romeo of the ACM. Photo: Getty Images for ACM

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The Tennessee chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has named Grand Ole Opry VP/GM Pete Fisher as the corporate chair of its 2012 Middle Tennessee Light the Night Walk, the annual LLS fundraising event. The event will take place Friday, Oct. 12 at LP Field. More info here.

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Carrie Underwood recently took a break from promoting her single “Good Girl” to attend the City of Hope Wine Dinner.

(L-R): Lance Houston (APD WUBL Atlanta), Robin Rhodes (PD After Midnight), Doug Montgomery (Country PC PD), Carrie Underwood, Sony Music Nashville’s Chairman Gary Overton, Arista’s VP of Promotions Lesly Tyson, Brad Hardin (SVP Clear Channel), Gator Harrison (OM Clear Channel Chattanooga), and Lance Tidwell (PD Clear Channel Hartford)

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Bushnell Outdoor Products and Craig Morgan have announced a download donation partnership to benefit the Folds of Honor Foundation. Morgan has dedicated his new song “What Matters Most” to the heroes Folds of Honor supports, and Bushnell will donate the first 10,000 song downloads. After that, it will be available for $1 or consumers can make larger donations through the platform. More info here.

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