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Posted August 2, 2012 by Always Acoustic in Latest Music News

Aaron Lewis Hosts First Charity Golf Tournament


NASHVILLE, TN – July 31, 2012 – It Takes A Community Foundation, the charitable 501c3 organization started by multi-Platinum recording artist Aaron Lewis and his wife Vanessa, along with Crumpin-Fox Golf Club and Zeke’s Smokehouse Grill will host the first Aaron Lewis Invitational Charity Golf Tournament on Saturday, August 11, 2012, at the award-winning Crumpin-Fox Golf Club in Bernardson, MA. All the proceeds will benefit R.H. Conwell Community Education Center in Worthington, MA, an educational institution at the heart of its small community.

The tournament entry fee includes a round of golf with cart, a tee gift package, contests, lunch, a cocktail and dinner reception plus an evening concert featuring a performance from Lewis. Sponsorship packages are available. Please visit www.itacf.org for more information.

Tournament Details:
Date:         Saturday, August 11, 2012
Location:  Crumpin-Fox Golf Club (Parmenter Road, Bernardston, MA, 800-943-1901)
Time:  10:30 AM   Registration and Warm Up
             11:30 AM   $50,000 Shootout Contest and Putting Contest Begin
             11:45 AM    Lunch courtesy of Zeke’s Smokehouse Grill
               1:00 PM    Shot-Gun Scramble Tournament
               6:30 PM    Cocktail Hour and Silent Auction
               7:30 PM    Dinner and Awards Presentations
               8:45 PM    Concert begins – Acoustic Set by Aaron Lewis

“Our philosophy at It Takes a Community Foundation is that it takes a community to sustain a community,” says Lewis. “With diminishing public services and towns in crisis, we are looking for ways to support local groups that strengthen, engage and enrich the communities near our home in western Massachusetts. The R.H. Conwell Community Education Center is certainly one of them. We fought against the school’s closing two years ago, when the state’s misappropriation of funds would have forced the kids from Worthington and the surrounding areas to bus one hour each way to school and back. The community pulled together to reopen the school but it takes donations, corporate sponsors, grants and multiple fundraisers such as this one to keep the doors open for these kids.”

About R.H. Conwell Community Education Center:
R.H. Conwell Community Education Center (501c3 non-profit private school) endeavors to be responsive to the needs of the community.  “No Worthington child will be turned away for financial reasons” is another key component of the philosophy at Conwell. It is a core belief at Conwell that families with limited resources should not be excluded from receiving their education and learning in a local school setting. Children who emerge from Conwell will possess the knowledge, skills, and principles to be self-motivated, life-long learners. The children will have received instruction in curriculum following the Massachusetts frameworks and will easily enter private or public school with not only the skills and knowledge expected of them, but we are convinced they will have developed real thoughtfulness about the world around them.  Family and community involvement, character development, social and emotional health, fitness and wellness, and an awareness of the environment are as core components of our vision at Conwell.

About It Takes a Community Foundation, Inc.:
It Takes a Community Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)3 charity founded by rock musician Aaron Lewis and his wife Vanessa. The charity’s focus is reviving rural communities throughout the greater New England area. In furtherance of its goals, It Take a Community Foundation, Inc. will work with local leaders and community organizations that have firsthand knowledge of the needs of their communities. It Takes a Community will strive to raise funds and support these community groups who strengthen, engage and enrich the communities they are in, sustain diminishing public services and provide assistance to communities in crisis. We will work to unite resources and ideas to help people and communities create a better tomorrow.

About Aaron Lewis:
Aaron Lewis’s 2011 debut solo release, Town Line, shot to #1 on Billboard’s Country Album Chart. His first solo single, “Country Boy” was certified Gold, earning him multiple CMA, ACM and CMT Music Award nominations; the video has been streamed over 15 million times to date. Lewis has recently been on the road – for the first time as a solo artist with a backing band – premiering songs from his forthcoming album, The Road, scheduled for release this fall on Blaster Records via Warner Music Nashville. As the frontman for the multi-Platinum selling band Staind, Lewis is the songwriter and voice behind the most-played rock song of the past decade, “It’s Been Awhile,” in addition to three #1 hits and eight Top Ten singles. Lewis’s new single, “Endless Summer,” is currently climbing the country music charts.  For up-to-date information on Aaron Lewis, visit www.aaronlewismusic.com.