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"Rock For Kid's Sake" To Raise Money For Underprivileged Children

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Updated Thu, Aug 21, 2014 8:49 am
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Bryan Gibson
Keesey

Rock for Kids’ Sake will take place on Saturday at 6 p.m. at Uncle Buck’s Riding Stable and Dance Barn in New Marshfield to support three organizations that serve underprivileged children in the area.

The Athens Building Industries Association, The Shrine Club of Athens and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Athens are co-hosting a night of music and food all to benefit underprivileged and at-risk children in the community.

There will be live music from The Lennon Orchestra and Keesey. Slow cooked BBQ and drinks will be available.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased by contacting Ron White at rwhitebuilders@gmail.com or Tracy Kelly at 797-0037.

All proceeds will support the children’s support services of the three co-hosting non-profits — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Athens, The Athens Building Industries Association and The Shrine Club of Athens. Uncle Buck’s is located at 73930 Buck Lane, New Marshfield.

Athens Building Industries Association is a group of builders, contractors, venders, bankers, and insurance agencies that has donated over $50,000 to local groups with missions to serve and improve the lives of children in Athens County.

These organizations include CASA/GALS, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Habitat For Humanity and The Shrine Club of Athens.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Athens, Inc. serves over 300 at-risk children every year between the ages of 5-17 through community-based and after-school programming. The children served by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Athens face multiple risk factors and it is the organization’s mission to provide these children with professionally-supported adult mentors and healthy, educational activities.

The Shriners International opened its first hospital in 1922 and now operates 23 hospitals in the US and Mexico. Any child under the age of 18 when treatment begins is an acceptable patient. Cost for treatment is free of charge to the child. Insurance is accepted, but any costs not covered by insurance are covered by the Shriners.

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