Looking Back at Saturday’s ‘Hops & Heads Hullabaloo’ Fundraiser [PICTURES]
The Kevin Turner Foundation and Wise Up! Initiative partnered with Good People Brewing Co. on Saturday to host the inaugural 'Hops and Heads Hullabaloo.'
Those in attendance had the chance to learn about the dangers of concussions while answering trivia questions, enjoying the pizza and taco food trucks and bidding on items in a silent auction. Some of the auction items included signed football helmets by Kenny Stabler, Bart Starr and A.J. MacCarron, jerseys signed by Cam Newton and Brett Farve, a Clint Eastwood signed 'Dirty Harry' movie still, a VIP experience to the Jimmy Fallon show and more!
The night was capped off by a special acoustic concert with Grammy nominee and Dove Award winner Ty Hernadon along with Amber Hayes, country chart topper Anita Cochran, and Tyler Barham.
Proceeds from the night went to two different non-profits. The first being the Kevin Turner Foundation, named for the former star fullback who played for Alabama and spent eight seasons in the NFL with the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles.
In May 2010, Kevin was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and is now involved in research that links chronic traumatic encephalopathy (“CTE” i.e. repeated brain trauma) in athletes to ALS. Through The Kevin Turner Foundation, he is raising awareness about these issues.
The second charity was Wise Up! Initiative whose purpose is to educate the public about the dangers of traumatic brain injury and the risks associated with concussive head trauma.
Here's a photo recap of the night. Please excuse the fuzzier pics.... as the sun went down, I think my phone got drunk.