Held Saturday, June 18, at a private estate in Brentwood, Tenn., the fundraiser was attended by more than 250 people, including numerous current and former Alabama and NFL players and coaches. Herndon and FUNL Music label mate Amber Hayes performed at the event, which included two auctions featuring collectible sports memorabilia and jewelry, a cigar tent, food, drinks and appearances by current Clemson coach and former Alabama receiverDabo Swinney and legendary Alabama coach Gene Stallings, among others. Herndon’s Grammy-nominated “Journey On” project is the official song and video of the Kevin Turner Foundation.
Turner, who played professional football for eight seasons in the ‘90s with the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots, was diagnosed with ALS in May 2010. In October 2010, the Prattville, Ala., native formed the nonprofit Kevin Turner Foundation to help raise awareness and money for critical ALS research and the emerging connection between ALS and concussions. The $100,000 raised at this weekend’s event benefits the Kevin Turner Foundation.
For more information about Kevin Turner and to see the “Journey On” video, visitwww.KevinTurnerFoundation.org.