Rucker plays Annika charity gig
Thursday, October 27, 2011
– Darius Rucker will headline a charity concert on Sunday, May 13, 2012 as a finale to the inaugural ANNIKA & Friends at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Florida.
General admission tickets will go on sale through the event website, www.AnnikaandFriends.com, on Thursday, Dec.1.
Rucker just announced that he will be joining Lady Antebellum on the second leg of the Own The Night 2012 World Tour, which will kick off in Tulsa, Okla. in late January and will run through June 2012.
The inaugural ANNIKA & Friends at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort will take place May 12-13, 2012. Hall of fame golfer Annika Sorenstam, along with her celebrity friends and famous athletes, will join in a weekend filled with golf, social events and dining. All proceeds from the weekend will go to the ANNIKA Foundation to fund the implementation of SPARK - the leading physical education program for children in Florida schools.
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