Tim McGraw sets date for Swampstock
Friday, April 25, 2008
– Tim McGraw will return home to Rayville, La. on Sept. 13 to host "Swampstock 2008." The event is a presentation of Tim McGraw and Faith Hill's Neighbor's Keeper Foundation and net proceeds from the activities will benefit the Neighbor's Keeper Foundation's local initiatives. The event was not held in 2007.
The event usually includes a softball game and concert given by McGraw and friends. Swampstock began in 1994 as a way for McGraw to give back to his hometown community. In previous years, funds were directed towards Rayville Youth Baseball and the Steve Colvin Memorial Scholarship Fund.
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