Bentley rides on in Columbus
Monday, May 23, 2011
– Dierks Bentley's "Miles & Music for Kids" rolled through Columbus, Ohio on Sunday, raising over $143,000 for Columbus' Nationwide Children's Hospital. Nearly 1,000 bikers stretched 8 miles behind Bentley as he led the pack to the LC Pavilion where an additional 4,000 fans joined for the afternoon concert.
Over the series' five-year history, Bentley has raised more than $1.5 million for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. In 2009, Bentley joined forces with Nationwide Insurance, CMT ONE COUNTRY and the Children's Miracle Network to expand the "Miles & Music for Kids," first held in Nashville, across the country. The fundraiser now visits Phoenix, Dallas-Fort Worth, Seattle, Atlanta and Columbus. Events in Chicago and Nashville are also planned for later this year.
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