Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Atlanta Braves' Tim Hudson to Host Benefit Weekend for Hudson Family Foundation

Atlanta Braves Pitcher Tim Hudson and his wife Kim have announced that their Foundation will host their Inaugural Hudson's Honky Tonk Benefit Weekend on November 20 and 21 in Peachtree City, Georgia. The highlight of the weekend is a Country Music Spectacular featuring country music superstar Blake Shelton and American Idol finalist Josh Gracin performing live at the Fredrick Brown, Jr. Amphitheater in Peachtree City.

Shelton was handpicked by the Hudson's to headline the event for their Foundation because of his strong commitment to children and his deep-rooted devotion to his family, fans, and friends. With over ten years on the country music scene, Blake has had five number one country hits, and a total of fifteen Top 20 hits in his career. Josh Gracin, a former Season 2 American Idol finalist, has seen his own success on the country charts, compiling an amazing ten Top 40 hits.
“This weekend will be a unique experience that we hope will be the one you put on your calendar every year, the one event you don't want to miss,” says Tim Hudson.

Tickets for the Country Music Spectacular are available at the Fred box office, online at http://www.ticketmaster.com/, or by calling 1-800-745-3000. Tickets are $60.

VIP ticket packages with access to the entire weekend's festivities are also available and include a private VIP dinner party on Friday, November 20 at the Flat Creek Country Club featuring celebrities, professional athletes, live and silent auctions, DJ, and open bar, as well as VIP seating to Saturday's concert, access to a private backstage after party, and logo or name recognition for your company or family on all signage throughout the entire weekend. VIP ticket packages are available now for $2,500 and $5,000. For more information call the Hudson Family Foundation at 404-584-0095 or visit http://www.hudsonfamilyfoundation.com/.

About the Hudson Family Foundation:

Tim and Kim Hudson formed the Hudson Family Foundation in February 2009 and officially launched on June 28 during a private party at the W Atlanta Downtown raising over $28,000 for children and families in need. The Foundation is committed to making a long lasting impact in the lives of children who have a genuine need for assistance with regard to a specific physical, emotional or financial circumstance.

About Tim and Kim Hudson:

The Hudson's have worked tirelessly in the community since Tim began playing baseball for the Oakland Athletics in 1999. Kim is a member of the Board of Directors of the Make-AWish Foundation of Georgia and Alabama. Kim and Tim are Wish ambassadors for Make-AWish, and throughout the baseball season, they fulfill the wishes of critically-ill children by hosting batting practice visits with the team's players and coaches. Kim and Tim serve as honorary co-chairs for the annual Celebration of Wishes gala, and each Christmas, the Hudson's take 75 Make-A-Wish children and their siblings on a holiday shopping spree.

The Hudson's also actively support Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. They host a golf tournament each year during Spring Training called Birdies and Baseball and also co-host a 3-course golf tournament each summer.

The Hudson's charitable work has not gone unrecognized. On September 4, 2009, Tim became an eight-time Roberto Clemente Award recipient, which recognizes those players who best exemplify the game of baseball through sportsmanship, community involvement, and positive contributions to their teams.
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