Darius Rucker to Host ACM Lifting Lives® Golf Classic / April 2 – Las Vegas

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DARIUS RUCKER TO HOST THE 2016 ACM LIFTING LIVES® GOLF CLASSIC
PRESENTED BY G. DEBBAS CHOCOLATIER AND COCOA CRATE
ON SATURDAY, APRIL 2, 2016 AT TPC LAS VEGAS
AS PART OF “THE WEEK VEGAS GOES COUNTRY®”

 

BENEFITS ACM LIFTING LIVES’ DIANE HOLCOMB EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND

 

The Academy of Country Music® announced today that platinum-selling singer-songwriter Darius Rucker will return to host the ACM Lifting Lives® Golf Classic for the fifth consecutive year at TPC Las Vegas on Saturday, April 2, 2016. Presented by G. Debbas Chocolatier and Cocoa Crate, the “scramble” style golf tournament was created out of the need for a charitable event to connect fans, sponsors and donors with industry insiders and artists. Proceeds from the tournament benefit the ACM Lifting Lives’ Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund, which provides immediate relief to those in need within the music industry.

 

Established by former Academy of Country Music and ACM Lifting Lives Board Chair Gayle Holcomb, in honor of her mother, the Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund responds quickly to unforeseen, immediate financial needs of music related organizations and individuals. Since its inception in 2007, the Fund has distributed more than $400,000 and supported 60+ cases covering a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies, and each case is treated with integrity and confidentiality.

 

“The tournament brings awareness to the extraordinary work being done through the Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund, and ensures its ability to continue the generosity of ACM Lifting Lives to financially support our music community family and friends when in dire straits,” said Holcomb.

 

The ACM Lifting Lives Golf Classic and the 4th Annual ACM Party for a Cause® Festival are just two events benefitting the charities during the highly-anticipated “The Week Vegas Goes Country®,” leading up to “Country Music’s Party of the Year®.” The 51st ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley, will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

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About ACM Lifting Lives®

ACM Lifting Lives® is the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music dedicated to improving lives through the power of music. Through partnerships with artists and strong ties in the music industry, ACM Lifting Lives develops and funds music-related therapy and education programs, and serves members of the community who face unexpected hardships through its Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund. Through generous donations and the support of artists and fans, ACM Lifting Lives is able to fund everything from disaster relief and helping communities in need, to music education in schools and music camps for those with disabilities and supporting programs that use music therapy as a means to help our veterans and wounded warriors ease back into life.  For more information, please visit www.ACMLiftingLives.org.

PHOTO RECAP: Darius Rucker Hosts ACM Lifting Lives Celebrity Golf Classic

Earlier yesterday, chart-topping country music star and ACM Award nominee Darius Rucker hosted the ACM Lifting Lives® Celebrity Golf Classic at TPC Las Vegas for the third consecutive year. The ACM Lifting Lives® Celebrity Golf Classic—the eighth held since 2004—brought together country music artists Frankie Ballard, David Nail, Charles Kelley, Scotty McCreery, Jake Owen and Cole Swindell as well as other members of the music community. This star-studded scramble tournament helped raise funds and awareness for ACM Lifting Lives’ Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund, which provides immediate relief to those in need in the music industry.

The ACM Lifting Lives Celebrity Golf Classic took place in conjunction with “The Week Vegas Goes Country®,”leading up to the 49th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS­, a star-studded event produced for television by dick clark productions, that will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

Recording artist Darius Rucker attends the ACM Lifting Lives Celebrity Golf Classic during the 49th annual Academy of Country Music Awards on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Recording artist Darius Rucker attends the ACM Lifting Lives Celebrity Golf Classic during the 49th annual Academy of Country Music Awards on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
  (L-R) Recording artists Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum, Frankie Ballard and Jake Owen attend the ACM Lifting Lives Celebrity Golf Classic during the 49th annual Academy of Country Music Awards on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
(L-R) Recording artists Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum, Frankie Ballard and Jake Owen attend the ACM Lifting Lives Celebrity Golf Classic during the 49th annual Academy of Country Music Awards on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Recording artist Scotty McCreery attends the ACM Lifting Lives Celebrity Golf Classic during the 49th annual Academy of Country Music Awards on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Recording artist Scotty McCreery attends the ACM Lifting Lives Celebrity Golf Classic during the 49th annual Academy of Country Music Awards on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Recording artist Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum attends the ACM Lifting Lives Celebrity Golf Classic during the 49th annual Academy of Country Music Awards on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas
Recording artist Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum attends the ACM Lifting Lives Celebrity Golf Classic during the 49th annual Academy of Country Music Awards on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas
(L-R) Recording artists David Nail, Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum, Darius Rucker, Frankie Ballard, Jake Owen and Scotty McCreery attend the ACM Lifting Lives Celebrity Golf Classic during the 49th annual Academy of Country Music Awards on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas,
(L-R) Recording artists David Nail, Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum, Darius Rucker, Frankie Ballard, Jake Owen and Scotty McCreery attend the ACM Lifting Lives Celebrity Golf Classic during the 49th annual Academy of Country Music Awards on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas,
Recording artist David Nail attends the ACM Lifting Lives Celebrity Golf Classic during the 49th annual Academy of Country Music Awards on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada
Recording artist David Nail attends the ACM Lifting Lives Celebrity Golf Classic during the 49th annual Academy of Country Music Awards on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada

Photo Credit: Getty Images for ACM

About ACM Lifting Lives
ACM Lifting Lives® is the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music dedicated to improving lives through the power of music. Through partnerships with artists and strong ties in the music industry, ACM Lifting Lives develops and funds music-related therapy and education programs, and serves members of the community who face unexpected hardships through its Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund. Through generous donations and the support of artists and fans, ACM Lifting Lives is able to fund everything from disaster relief and helping communities in need, to music education in schools and music camps for those with disabilities, to supporting programs that use music therapy as a means to help our veterans and wounded warriors, while providing grants to help them ease back into life. For more information, please visit www.ACMLiftingLives.org.

Darius Rucker to Host ACM Lifting Lives® Celebrity Golf Classic / April 5 – Las Vegas

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DARIUS RUCKER RETURNS TO HOST 2014 ACM LIFTING LIVES®
CELEBRITY GOLF CLASSIC ON SATURDAY, APRIL 5, 2014 AT TPC LAS VEGAS
AS PART OF “THE WEEK VEGAS GOES COUNTRY®”

FRANKIE BALLARD, CHARLES KELLEY, SCOTTY MCCREERY, JAKE OWEN
AND COLE SWINDELL TO PARTICIPATE IN STAR-STUDDED TOURNAMENT

BENEFITS ACM LIFTING LIVES’ DIANE HOLCOMB EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND

The Academy of Country Music announced today that chart-topping country music star and ACM Award nominee Darius Rucker will return to host the ACM Lifting Lives® Celebrity Golf Classic at TPC Las Vegas for the third consecutive year on Saturday, April 5, 2014. The ACM Lifting Lives Celebrity Golf Classic—the eighth held since 2004—brings together country music artists Frankie Ballard, Charles Kelley, Scotty McCreery, Jake Owen, and Cole Swindell as well as other members of the music community in a star-studded scramble tournament to raise funds and awareness for ACM Lifting Lives’ Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund.

This fund enables ACM Lifting Lives to respond quickly to unforeseen, immediate financial needs of music related organizations and individuals. Funds are disbursed at the discretion of a committee made up of ACM Lifting Lives Board Members. The ACM Lifting Lives’ Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund resources cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies, and each case is treated with integrity and confidentiality. The fund was established to honor Diane Holcomb’s memory by her only daughter, Gayle Holcomb, who served four years as Chairman of the Board of the Academy of Country Music. ACM Lifting Lives has helped 45 people and given over $230,000 through this fund since its inception in 2007.

The ACM Lifting Lives Celebrity Golf Classic, 2nd Annual ACM Party for a Cause® Festival, and more will all be taking place in conjunction with “The Week Vegas Goes Country®,” leading up to the 49th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS­, a star-studded event produced for television by dick clark productions, that will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

darius rucker

About ACM Lifting Lives
ACM Lifting Lives® is the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music dedicated to improving lives through the power of music.  Through partnerships with artists and strong ties in the music industry, ACM Lifting Lives develops and funds music-related therapy and education programs, and serves members of the community who face unexpected hardships through its Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund. Through generous donations and the support of artists and fans, ACM Lifting Lives is able to fund everything from disaster relief and helping communities in need, to music education in schools and music camps for those with disabilities, to supporting programs that use music therapy as a means to help our veterans and wounded warriors, while providing grants to help them ease back into life. For more information, please visit www.ACMLiftingLives.org.