nfl sports jerseys cheap Benefit show will raise funds for Grand Rapids Home for Veterans
WYOMING For the third year in row, two area bands are hosting a benefit concert to raise funds for the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans. Slated for Nov. 17 at the Knights of Columbus KC Banquet Center, 5830 Clyde Park Ave.
Hosted by West Michigan band The Guinness Brothers, this year’s event also features longtime local headliner The Boyfriends. Both of the classic rock groups have been together for decades.
Funds raised during the past two years’ shows totaled just shy of $10,000, with 100 percent of profits going to the Home for Veterans. According to Guinness Brothers drummer Calvin Weeks, who is organizing the event, the funds help supply “extras” for the vets.
“Last year, the money went to things like the facility’s Vegas Day, trips for the guys, the vet’s carnival and several trips to Whitecaps baseball games,” Weeks said. “Funds are tight at the facility and without efforts like this, the vets often don’t have much to do. Considering what they gave to this country, I think this is the least we can do.”
There is no cost to attend the benefit, but a free will offering will be accepted at the door. Additionally, several fundraising activities a silent auction, grab bags and similar happenings are planned throughout the evening.
Auction items will include signed NFL jerseys, signed photos of professional athletes and round trip tickets for the USS Badger ferry to Wisconsin.
“Also, the folks at the KC Banquet Center are letting us use their facility again and providing the cash bar, which is great,” said Rocky Jett, who plays sax with The Guinness Brothers Band. “It’s an awesome venue and a great place to hear live music. They have a huge dance floor. It’s always a lot of fun.”
Weeks added he is currently in the process of lining up even more donors and trying to promote the event through local media.