May 28, 2010
Local Artists Raise Nearly $24,000 for Camp TBI
Augusta, GA—Thanks to works donated by local artists, celebrities and community leaders, Walton Foundation’s Fourth Annual Undercover Artists Show raised nearly $24,000 to help support Camp To Be Independent, the foundation’s annual weeklong summer camp for children and young adults ages 8 to 21 who have experienced a traumatic brain injury.
Camp TBI is provided free thanks to events like the Undercover Artists Show and other sponsors. “Every summer, more than 35 campers converge at the Camp Twin Lakes host site in Rutledge, Ga., to ride horses, create arts and crafts pieces, choreograph their own talent show routines, scream in excitement down a zip line, conquer a ropes course, swim, sing, laugh and so much more,” said Vicki Greene, Event Coordinator with the Walton Foundation. “Most importantly, they make new friends, gain confidence and get to spend a week just being a kid at camp.”
More than 240 attended this year’s Undercover Artists Show, which featured a silent auction of original works donated by local supporters. The event also featured a signature artists’ auction, music by Daddy Grace and the Henrys, food by Manuel’s Bread Café and “artinis” served by artenders. The event was sponsored by Medequip Healthcare, Barney’s Pharmacy, Allen-Batchelor Construction, Comcast, Georgia Power, Regions Bank, Ranco Tents, Surrey Center Pharmacy, J. Milton Martin Jr., Outreach, Inc., Anderson and Adkins, and NBC Augusta.
The Fifth Annual Undercover Artists Show takes place on Thursday, April 28, 2011. The Undercover Artists Show is held in conjunction with the Georgia Artists With Disabilities Juried Art Show, which is exhibited at Walton every April.
Media Contact: Danielle Wong Moores, Public Relations Specialist, 706-434-0150.
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