Eric Church Band Golf Tournament Raises Funds For MusiCares
Do music and golf mix? Those who favor traditional golf protocol might disagree, but a recent Golf Digest reader survey revealed that 20 percent of golfers 18–34 listen to music on headphones while playing.
Music and golf surely made for a perfect match on Aug. 14 at the sixth annual Eric Church Band Put A Club In My Hand golf tournament in Nashville, Tenn. Produced by Big Hearted Babes, the invitation-only tournament was a swinging all-day event featuring an 18-hole scramble for artists, musicians, Church's band and tour staff, music industry professionals, and more.
Even better, the yearly event grossed $203,818 in proceeds for MusiCares, which provides a safety net of assistance for those in the music industry to help with medical, financial and personal emergencies.
This marks the second consecutive year the tournament has raised more than $200,000. To date, the annual event has raised more than $800,000 for MusiCares' programs and services.
"The Eric Church Band Golf Tournament is so uniquely special due to the unwavering support of the Eric Church Band and Eric, specifically to help music people in times of need. Year after year, Eric's band and crew put this fundraising tournament together, and their efforts touch thousands of lives," said Debbie Carroll, Senior Executive Director of MusiCares. "This event is a great reminder that we can all do our part to help make the world a better place."
(l-r) Michael Todd (tour crew), Marshall Alexander (Eric Church Band crew), Christina Scholz (MusiCares), Craig Wright (ECB drums), Driver Williams (ECB guitar), Lee Hendricks (ECB bass), Jeff Hyde (ECB acoustic guitar)
Photo: David Schenk