Country Music superstar and award-winning TV host CRAIG MORGAN announced today that he is set to host his 6th annual Charity Weekend August 11 and 12 in his hometown of Dickson, Tenn. Proceeds from the two-day event, which includes a Celebrity Motocross Ride, Concert and Sporting Clay Shoot, will benefit Billy’s Place, an organization benefitting foster children in Dickson County and throughout Middle Tennessee.
The family-friendly event will kick-off Saturday, August 11 in Dickson, Tenn. The morning will start with a motocross exhibition followed by a group trail ride and lunch. Previous motocross celebrity participants have included Kevin Windham, Cowboy Kenny Bartram, Fred Andrews and Barry Hawk. Later that night, Craig and several of his country music friends will take to the stage for an intimate acoustic concert at Dickson Middle School. A live and silent auction will also take place where attendees can bid on everything from autographed memorabilia to the chance to give the singer a high-and-tight haircut on stage during the event.
Last year’s new addition, the hugely popular Sporting Clay Shoot, will return again the morning of August 12 from Nashville Gun Club. Teams of shooters will face off and display their finest shooting skills as they attempt to dethrone Morgan, who was celebrity co-captain of this year’s winning team at the NRA Country/ACM Sporting Clay Shoot.
All three events are open to the public. Individual event and bundled tickets will go on sale in June. Celebrity participants for all three events will be announced at a later date.
Craig Morgan Charity Weekend
Celebrity Dirtbike Ride
Date: August 11, 2012
Location: 1286 Bell Hollow Rd Vanleer, TN
Registration Opens: 8:00 AM
Ride and Exhibition Start Time: 10:00 AM
Date: August 11, 2012
Location: Dickson Middle School 401 East College St Dickson, TN
Doors Open: 6:00 PM
Concert Start Time: 7:00 PM
Celebrity Sporting Clay Shoot
Date: August 12, 2012
Location: Nashville Gun Club 1100 County Hospital Rd Nashville, TN
ABOUT CRAIG MORGAN: One of country music’s best-loved artists, Craig Morgan has made a name for himself with massive radio airplay of his signature hits: “Bonfire,” “Almost Home,” “Redneck Yacht Club,” “That’s What I Love About Sunday” and “International Harvester.” His newest single “This Ole Boy,” currently climbing the country radio charts, is the title track to his sixth studio CD, out now on Black River Entertainment. The new album boasted a Top 5 debut on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart when it released on February 28, 2012. Craig received one of country music’s highest honors when he was inducted as a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 2008. Prior to becoming a country music and TV sensation, Craig Morgan spent over 10 years of active duty in the Army and an additional nine years in the Army Reserves. He is an avid supporter of America’s military personnel and a recipient of the 2006 USO Merit Award. In addition to a prolific country music career, he hosts the award-winning show “Craig Morgan: All Access Outdoors” on The Outdoor Channel. For more information on Craig Morgan, please visitwww.craigmorgan.com or follow him on Twitter @CMorganmusic.
ABOUT BILLY’S PLACE: The idea for the charity was born while Craig Morgan was serving as an Assistant Sheriff’s Deputy in Dickson, TN and named for his wife Karen’s father. The organization, which supports foster children in Dickson County and throughout Middle Tennessee, is supported by the Craig Morgan Charity Fund. The organization’s continuing mission is to build and maintain a home called Billy’s Place for temporarily displaced children in Dickson County Tennessee and to provide lasting funding for the home. His long term goal is to start additional Billy’s Place homes around the country. The annual Craig Morgan Charity Weekend, encompassing a motocross ride, concert and sporting clays shoot, has raised more than $95,000 in support of Billy’s Place and other children’s welfare organizations.