|Posted by ADDICTEDtoStAiND on August 21, 2012 at 9:05 AM|
Aaron Lewis golf tournament raised $150,000 for Worthington school
The inaugural Aaron Lewis Invitational Charity Golf Tournament held on August 11 at the Crumpin-Fox Golf Club in Bernardson raised more than $150,000 for the R.H. Conwell Community Education Center in Worthington.
Participants and more than 50 event sponsors , including Blaster Entertainment, Zeke’s Smokehouse Grill and The Sandri Company, aided the It Takes a Community Foundation set up by Lewis and his wife Vanessa.
Lewis, the lead singer for the rock band Staind, has said he was inspired to create the charity after his local school district closed three of the five area elementary schools because of budget cuts.
He used the money he earned from his performances, as well as profits from a benefit concert held in 2010 at Look Park in Northampton, and opened the private R.H. Conwell Community Education Center. The foundation funded everything from desks, books and school supplies to the teachers’ salaries.