Charlie Daniels Hosts Scholarship Fundraiser in Nashville
Event helps soldiers receive “life scholarships.”
Charlie Daniels, one of country's most active supporters of the military, continued his mission when he hosted a fundraising event, "Charlie Daniels Scholarships for Heroes," at Nashville restaurant the Palm Tuesday night (Oct. 9).
The event benefited Sentinels of Freedom, which helps wounded and disabled military veterans become self-sufficient, and veteran students of David Lipscomb University in Nashville. GAC personality Storme Warren hosted the evening, which included silent and live auctions.
Before the event, Charlie commented that soldiers will be the beneficiaries of "life scholarships," as they face the everyday hardships of finding a home or continuing their education after returning from active duty. "We are trying to help some of the folks who have been wounded and jump-start their lives," Charlie explained. "We are helping them find a new path. It's a labor of love for me." Noting the huge turnout, Charlie added, "They come for the military. We live in the biggest-hearted community in the country here in Nashville."
Attendees enjoyed a marvelous meal prepared by the Palm as well as performances by Charlie and Aaron Lewis, lead vocalist of the rock band Staind, who has also ventured into country. Guests also bid on silent-auction items, such as autographed guitars from Kenny Chesney and Chris Young, gift certificates to Saks and other outlets, and autographed sports memorabilia and photos.