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“Owensboro Cares” Benefit Planned at the Owensboro, Ky. Convention Center on Sept. 29

The Owensboro Convention Center, proudly managed by Spectra Venue Management, will be hosting Owensboro Cares, a special benefit event on September 29, to aid in the relief efforts of those affected by the devastation of the recent hurricanes in the south.  

The event is a partnership between the Owensboro Convention Center, American Red Cross, Kentucky Legend, Bud Lite, and Cromwell Radio. The Kentucky Region of the American Red Cross currently has nearly 70 Red Cross personnel on site in Texas assisting with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, and is already making plans for support in Florida in response to Hurricane Irma.  

The benefit event will include live musical performances from Nashville party band, the 12 South Band, in addition to Owensboro’s own Blackford Creek, and Henderson natives Five After Five as well as food and drink vendors.  Doors will open at 6 p.m., and music will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets for adults are $10, children 12 and under are $5.  All net proceeds will go to benefit the Red Cross Disaster Relief. 

“The American Red Cross is thankful for the efforts of the Owensboro Convention Center, Kentucky Legend, and Cromwell Radio to help raise much needed funds to support the unprecedented response and recovery for Hurricanes Harvey and Irma” said Evelyn Miller, executive director of the western Kentucky chapter of the American Red Cross.

“So many people are hurting, right now and they have lost so much.  Our hope is that this benefit can help raise money for them to rebuild. It’s just the right thing to do.  Your donation enables the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from this disaster,” said Spectra’s Blake Henry, general manager of the Owensboro Convention Center. 

Adds Ric Herrera, VP of sales and marketing at Kentucky Legend, a division of Specialty Foods Group, LLC, “Our hearts go out to those affected by the hurricanes, and we are more than willing to join the cause led by Blake Henry at the Owensboro Convention Center. His idea to join forces and bring the community together to raise funds for the Red Cross simply proves the devotion of our businesses in the area. Kentucky Legend is devoted to giving back to those in need whether they are in our own backyard or across the nation. We are proud to be a part of this event and to continue to work alongside Blake Henry and his phenomenal team.”

Tickets for the event may be purchased online at OwensboroTickets.com, the Owensboro Convention Center, or charge by phone at (270) 297-9932.  Monetary donations only will be accepted at the event.

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