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Zac Brown Designs Custom Ram 2500 Commando To Benefit Camp Southern Ground

Oct 10, 2016 01:30 pm
GRAMMY Award-winning artist Zac Brown has custom designed a 2015 Ram 2500 Commando to be auctioned by Barrett-Jackson on October 15th in support of his non-profit passion-project, Camp Southern Ground.

Rick Hendrick and Zac Brown in front of the Ram 2500 Commando being auctioned off for Camp Southern Ground
Rick Hendrick and Zac Brown in front of the Ram 2500 Commando being auctioned off for Camp Southern Ground

While Zac took command of the design for the project, he worked closely with his in-house design team, Zac Brown Customs, to bring to life this truly one-of-a-kind truck.

The truck was generously donated by Rick Hendrick. This is the third vehicle the auto dealer and NASCAR team owner has donated this year to be redesigned and sold at auction to support Camp Southern Ground. Rick was given an early sneak peek of the truck stating, “If someone wants a rugged, one-of-a-kind piece, this is an incredible opportunity. You won’t ever find a truck like this again. Zac Brown Customs has done an amazing job, and the work is going to benefit a great cause. Zac has created a special place at Camp Southern Ground.”

Designed with the outdoor enthusiast in mind, the interior of the truck has been outfitted with Mississippi Hornback Alligator skin on the seats, center console and steering wheel. The floor mats and sun visors liners feature Brazilian Bovine hair-on-hide, while also being equipped with knives courtesy of Zac’s metal works shop, Southern Grind. On the outside you’ll notice immediately the rugged off-road accessories generously donated by Greg Adler of 4 Wheel Parts, and the hand-painted Kryptek Camo rear truck bed, which also features a hidden tailgate step. Most notably on this truck is the front grill, which features 33 GranDaddy knives, also from Southern Grind.

“It’s very generous of Rick to donate the truck, and I think anyone who truly appreciates something that is totally unique is going to like this a lot. The team at ZB Customs really outdid themselves this time. It’s always amazing to see a project like this come together in support of Camp Southern Ground,” said Zac.

Camp Southern Ground is located on over 400 acres in Fayetteville, Georgia. Its focus is on Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), such as Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome, ADD/ADHD including Dyslexia, and children with family members serving in the military.

To register to bid on the Zac Brown 2015 Ram 2500 when it goes to auction, click here.

 

Jackson Browne And Steve Earle To Play Benefit Show For California Proposition – Yes On 62 – Repeal The Death Penalty

Oct 10, 2016 11:15 am

Jackson Browne: Profile

Singer Songwriters Jackson Browne and Steve Earle will join forces on Monday, October 24 at the Balboa Theatre in San Diego, CA for an acoustic show to support YES on 62 – Repeal the Death Penalty.

Tickets are on sale now at all Ticketmaster locations.

This special benefit concert is paid for by Volunteers for Yes on 62. YES on California Proposition 62 would repeal the state death penalty and replace the maximum punishment for murder with life in prison without possibility of parole. It would apply retroactively to those already sentenced to death. Under Prop 62, the death penalty will be replaced with a strict life sentence. Those convicted of the worst crimes will NEVERbe released. Instead of being housed in expensive private cells on death row, murderers will be kept with other maximum-security inmates.

For more information, please visit www.jacksonbrowne.com.

Tickets available online at Ticketmaster.com or charge-by-phone (800) 745-3000 or(805) 963-4408. All dates, acts and ticket prices subject to change without notice. Convenience charges apply to all phone and internet outlet ticket orders.

 

Hearts Of Gold To Hold 20th Annual Charity Fundraising Gala

Oct 10, 2016 10:00 am

Soledad O'Brien: Profile

On Thursday, October 27, 2016, Hearts of Gold will host its 20th annual charity fundraising gala at Capitale, 130 Bowery in New York City.

The event will be held from 6:00-10:30 p.m., followed by an after-party. The organization “reimagines the future of homeless mothers and their children, together” – a critical mission as homelessness in New York City has reached record levels.

“Hearts of Gold’s ultimate goal is to break the cycle of homelessness among mothers and their children living in the shelter system,” said Deborah Koenigsberger, Hearts of Gold’s Founder & President. “Since 1994, we’ve raised more than $10 million to help 21,000 individuals. Join us to celebrate our commitment to empowering the next generation of confident, self-sufficient mothers and children. Together, we will help real families change their lives in 2017.”

Emmy Award-winning journalist and producer Soledad O’Brien, and actress, singer and songwriter Rhonda Ross will co-host the black-tie gala, themed “All That Glitters.” The event includes a cocktail reception and dinner, a Tracy Reese runway show, and a live auction. Event Chairs are Shelley Schorsch, Nicholas Schorsch, Michael Weil, and Dr. Shirley Madhère-Weil. AR Global, Century 21, Deutsch Inc., Elit by Stolichnaya, and Stolichnaya Premium Vodka are Host Sponsors.

Sponsorship packages begin at $15,000, individual gala tickets begin at $650, and after-party tickets begin at $100. To participate, call (212) 206-1461 or click here.

 

Habitat For Humanity Announces 2017 Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project

Oct 10, 2016 08:45 am

Jimmy Carter: Profile

Habitat For Humanity’s 34th Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project will take place July 9-14, 2017 in Canada.

Volunteers will work alongside future Habitat homeowners and build 150 homes in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary. The project will take place in several cities across the country, with President and Mrs. Carter focusing their efforts in Edmonton, Alberta, and in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

“It is an honor to host President and Mrs. Carter. We are grateful for their support and the many volunteers whose commitment to Habitat’s mission has helped us empower communities through affordable homeownership,” said Mark Rodgers, President andCEO of Habitat for Humanity Canada. “These are homes that provide families with the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better life.”

Since 1984, President and Mrs. Carter have traveled around the world with Habitat, donating their time and voices annually to build and improve homes and raise awareness of the critical need for decent and affordable housing. Inspiring millions over the last three decades, President and Mrs. Carter have worked alongside nearly 100,000 volunteers in 14 countries to build, renovate and repair more than 4,000 homes.

“We are grateful for the support of President and Mrs. Carter and the many volunteers whose commitment to Habitat’s mission has helped us make a long-lasting, tangible difference to empower communities through shelter,” said Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International.

Habitat would like to thank the early supporters of the 34th Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project, including Cossette and the Tachane Foundation Inc. There are still sponsorship opportunities available. For more information on how to get involved, visithabitat.ca/cwp.

 

Drew Carey To Emcee 2017 Veterans Inaugural Ball

Oct 10, 2016 07:30 am

Drew Carey: Profile

The American Legion and Veterans Inaugural Committee are proud to announce that Drew Carey will be the emcee for the Veterans Inaugural Ball — a Salute to Heroes.

The ball will be held on January 20, 2017, at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, D.C. This historical event was started in 1953 at the request of President Dwight Eisenhower. The former general envisioned the ball as a way the newly sworn in commander-in-chief would be able to pay tribute to Medal of Honor recipients.

Carey is a comedian, actor, author and current host of the popular CBS game show “The Price is Right.” Carey spent six years in the United States Marine Corps Reserves and is a tireless supporter of the military, veterans, servicemembers and their families.

The Veterans Inaugural Ball is hosted by The American Legion and other members of the Veterans Inaugural Committee, including Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S., Paralyzed Veterans of America, Vietnam Veterans of America, AMVETS, The Congressional Medal of Honor Society, Reserve Officers Association, Blinded Veterans Association, Jewish War Veterans of the USA, American Ex-Prisoners of War, Marine Corps League, The Retired Enlisted Association and Non Commissioned Officers Association.

“I am proud and honored to be a part of such a momentous event,” said Carey. “I look forward to paying tribute to my fellow veterans and the Medal of Honor recipients.”

“The American Legion would like to thank Drew Carey for his service to our country and lending his talents to this event. We know with him behind the microphone everyone in attendance will have a fantastic time,” said American Legion National Commander Charles E. Schmidt. “It is only fitting that on the night the new commander-in-chief takes office, the opportunity is given to thank the bravest of the brave — our nation’s Medal of Honor recipients — in person and we are proud to provide that opportunity once again.”

The night’s entertainment will also include performances from The American Bombshells, Janine Stange and renowned band, Free Spirit. Individuals who wish to attend can do so by purchasing a $300 ticket at www.legion.org/veteransball. Tickets include reception, dinner, dessert, cash bar and entertainment. Information on sponsorships, premium packages and table purchases are also available by emailinginfo@salutetoheroesball.org.

 

Spotlight: Roger Moore’s Charity Work

Oct 10, 2016 07:00 am

Roger Moore

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador

Supports UNICEF’s Unite Against AIDS Campaign

Had spoken at a function for a charity helping the homeless, Passage, which his daughter, Deborah Moore, supports.

Spotlight: WildAid’s Celebrity Supporters

Oct 10, 2016 06:00 am
Raising awareness to reduce the demand for threatened and endangered species products and to increase public support for wildlife conservation.

WildAid sends 100% of online donations directly to programs.

Celebrity supporters

WildAid has 33 known supporters, including Richard Branson, David Beckham, andLeonardo DiCaprio

Areas of work

 

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Valerie Milano is the well-connected Senior Editor and TV Critic at TheHollywoodTimes.Today, a showbiz/promotions aggregate mainly for insiders. She has written for Communications Daily, Hollywood Today, Television International, and Video Age International plus freelanced for others. Valerie donates and works closely with the Human Rights Campaign (Fed Club Council Member), GLSEN, Outfest, NCLR, LAMBDA Legal and the Desert Aids Project. She is a member of the Los Angeles Press Club. Milano loves meeting people and does so in her fave getaway Palm Springs as a member of the Palm Springs Museum of Art and the Old Las Palmas area community member. For years Valerie was a board member and one of the chief organizers for the Television Critics Association’s press tours. The tours take place twice a year in Beverly Hills/Pasadena.