Neal McCoy raises $500K for charity
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
– Neal McCoy raised more than $500,000 for charity at his 13th Annual East Texas Angel Network (ETAN) benefit this past weekend in his hometown of Longview, Texas.
The activities, which included a celebrity golf tournament, sponsor's dinner, and a concert, helped raise money for the foundation created by McCoy and his wife, Melinda, to enhance the lives of families in East Texas whose child may be suffering from a serious or life-threatening illness or disease.
Saturday night's concert at Lobo Coliseum featured performances by McCoy, Jamie O'Neal, the von Trapp Family Singers, and Williams and Ree. Fresh off the plane from visiting troops in Iraq, the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders joined McCoy on stage to perform his hit "The Shake."
TV's "Jungle" Jack Hanna was in attendance for the fifth consecutive year, entertaining the crowd with exotic animals, including a python, a lemur, and a binturong (bearcat). At the sponsor's dinner, he auctioned off his Montana home for a week, bringing in $42,000 for the cause.
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