Blake Shelton raises more than $100K in fundraiser
Friday, May 4, 2007
– Blake Shelton recent Raindance II fundraiser in his hometown of Ada, Okla. raised more than $100,000 for Project Rebuild to distribute throughout Oklahoma for families affected by natural disasters such as wildfires and tornadoes.
The three-day event included an archery tournament, team roping and closed with a concert on the 24th with Shelton, Craig Morgan and Neal McCoy. The archery tournament had 300 participants - tripling the number from last year and the team roping event was closed after 250 teams. The concert was sold-out - once again.
"I am truly amazed at the generosity of my fellow Oklahomans, helping a neighbor in need by attending and participating in Raindance," says Shelton. "I look forward to growing this event and being able to help even more folks."
Shelton is auctioning his personal guitar to benefit Raindance. The guitar is a 2004 Takamine Sunburst EF350 that Shelton has played for the past two years while touring and making special appearances and played it for the final time during the concert on April 24. The guitar will be signed by Shelton, Morgan and McCoy. Bids can be placed at www.oklahomaraindance.com.
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