May 19, 2009
Art Draws Record Numbers at 3rd Annual Undercover Artists Show
Augusta, GA-About 225 attendees bid on one-of-a-kind art, dined on food by Manuel's Bread Café and enjoyed music by Daddy Grace and the Henry's during the 3rd Annual Undercover Artists Show, presented by Walton Foundation for Independence and Medequip.
The largest crowd ever also helped raise funds for a good cause, with $23,000 raised to help support Camp TBI (To Be Independent), a week-long summer camp for children and teens with traumatic brain injuries. The camp is funded solely through community support from events and also through sponsorships. "Every year, our campers tell us what they'd like to accomplish at camp. They say things like, 'Have an adventure. See old friends and make new ones. Learn to tie my shoelaces!' And, 'Feel like a regular kid going to summer camp,'" said Leslie Glass, Vice President of Development at Walton Foundation for Independence. "A big thank you to our local community and the generosity of our sponsors for making this possible this year for about 35 children and teens with traumatic brain injury."
One hundred local artists, celebrities and community leaders created and donated art for the event. The event took place on the lawn at Walton Rehabilitation Hospital on April 30.
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