Second Annual Ozzie & Friends Concert Benefitting PGA REACH
Lineup Curated by Hall of Fame Shortstop Ozzie Smith to Help Keep St. Louis Youth in School
ST. LOUIS (February 10, 2014) – Hall of Fame shortstop Ozzie Smith is proud to announce the entertainment lineup for the second annual “Ozzie & Friends Concert – A Benefit for PGA Reach,” featuring Grammy Award-winning country music star Vince Gill and world-renowned comedian Kathleen Madigan, with Smith’s son, and American Idol finalist, Nikko Smith as the opening act.
The Ozzie & Friends Concert will take place on Thursday, May 1, 2014, at the Peabody Opera House in St. Louis. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and entertainment will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the event, beginning at $30 each, will go on sale via Ticketmaster on Friday, February 14, 2014.
In addition to selling more than 26 million albums, Gill has been honored with multiple industry accolades, including 20 Grammy Awards, 18 CMA Awards, and Entertainer of the Year in 1993 and 1994. Madigan, meanwhile, is a St. Louis Native who has won the American Comedy and Phyllis Diller Award for “Best Female Comedian.”
All proceeds will directly benefit PGA REACH (Recreation, Education, Awareness, Community, and Health), helping keep St. Louis-area youths in school. Founded locally by the Gateway PGA Foundation, the PGA of America, and the St. Louis golfing community, PGA REACH has partnered with the Boys & Girls Club, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri, and Urban K-Life to help fill idle time for at-risk youth, improving their health, wellness and career prospects. Within those partner programs, PGA REACH also has a larger goal of applying the lessons learned in golf – including focus and determination – well beyond the 18th hole.
“PGA REACH is a cause that’s near and dear to my heart,” said Smith, who serves as the president of the Gateway PGA Foundation. “Youths spend more than 80 percent of their days outside the classroom. Our partner organizations help fill that idle time with productive activities. Meanwhile, introducing them to the sport of golf, which requires immense self-control and discipline, will no doubt carry over to other parts of their lives and help them fulfill their potential within our community.”
For more information on PGA REACH please visit www.gatewaypga.org/pgareach
Ozzie and Friends tickets go on sale to the public starting Friday, February 14, and can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com.