Skip to main content

Montgomery Gentry to Perform Free Postgame Concert 
At Turner Field For Major League Baseball's Father's Day Celebration
Braves Offer Prostate Cancer Survivors Free Admission to
Father's Day Game vs. Texas Rangers
Montgomery gentry 1Country music duo, Montgomery Gentry, will perform a free charity concert after the Braves vs. Texas Rangers game on Father's Day, Sunday, June 19, at Turner Field in support of Major League Baseball's Father's Day celebration, an annual League-wide initiative to promote prostate cancer advocacy, awareness and research. Fans who purchase tickets for the regular season game will will be treated to the special postgame concert at no extra charge. Prostate cancer survivors will receive a free game ticket, t-shirt and the opportunity to participate in a special ceremony before the game. Family and friends of survivors can purchase tickets for $12.  Register for Prostate Cancer Awareness Day today at braves.com/pcawareness.
For a close encounter with the country stars, fans can purchase VIP Field Passes for $25 at braves.com/montgomerygentry  to watch the postgame concert from the infield.  $5 from each field pass will be donated to the Prostate Cancer Foundation to support cancer research.
The platinum-selling recording artists have released six studio albums and three compilation albums since 1999 and have scored five #1 singles on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart.  
Both Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry are passionate and strong supporters of prostate cancer awareness. Montgomery experienced his own bout with the disease in 2010. Due to early screening and detection, he was treated quickly and is now completely cancer-free.
Montgomery's personal experience has inspired both him and bandmate Troy Gentry to encourage others to be proactive on the issue.
"I just want to make sure that every guy out there goes and gets checked," said Montgomery. "Do it for your kids, do it for you, just go! The reason I had such a great outcome was because they caught it early. I just urge all the men out there to not put off a check-up."
"Being a father is truly 'something to be proud of,'" said Gentry. "I love my girls so much and I plan to be around for a long time to see them grow up. Right after Eddie was diagnosed, I went to the doctor. I was putting it off, but not anymore. Men everywhere need to make sure they stay healthy for their kids."
Both Montgomery and Gentry, are also serving on the inaugural blue ribbon panel to help select winners of the MLB "My Dad, My MVP" contest. The contest invites fans to nominate a "MVP Dad" to represent their favorite MLB Club as the Father's Day "MVP Dad." Entries may be submitted at MLB.com/mvpdad and will be accepted until the submission period closes at 11:59 p.m. ET on Wednesday, June 1. During Father's Day celebrations in MLB ballparks, one "MVP Dad" per MLB club will take part in pre-game activities, be recognized during an on-field ceremony, receive special MLB merchandise and two tickets to the game. For Clubs that are away on Father's Day, another home game in June will be selected to recognize its contest winner.
Additionally for Father's Day, the annual "Home Run Challenge" will return for the 2011 season to support the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF). The initiative, which will culminate on Father's Day, Sunday, June 19, and is now in its 15th year, helps increase awareness and early detection of prostate cancer. Since its inception, this initiative has raised more than $36 million toward prostate cancer research. For each home run hit during 60 select MLB games from June 8 - June 19, including all games played on Father's Day, fans can make monetary donations and pledges to the Prostate Cancer Foundation at www.homerunchallenge.org, or make a $10 donation by texting HRC to 20222 (message and data rates may apply). Money raised through the "Home Run Challenge" goes directly to the Prostate Cancer Foundation to advance prostate cancer research. In 2010, more than $2.3 million was raised to fight prostate cancer through the PCF "Home Run Challenge".
About Montgomery Gentry:
Montgomery Gentry first got their start on Columbia Records in 1999 with the release of "Hillbilly Shoes."  Since, hit singles including "If You Ever Stop Loving Me," "Something To Be Proud Of," "Lucky Man," "Back When I Knew It All," "My Town," "Hell Yeah," and "Roll With Me" have catapulted the duo into the spotlight and helped them secure accolades including CMA Duo of the Year and ACM Top New Group/Duo among countless nominations including a Grammy nod in 2009.  For more information on Montgomery Gentry: www.MontgomeryGentry.com

 About The Prostate Cancer Foundation
The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) is the world's largest philanthropic source of support for prostate cancer research focused on discovering better treatments and a cure for prostate cancer. Founded in 1993, the PCF has raised more than $435 million and provided funding for more than 1,500 research projects at nearly 200 institutions worldwide. The PCF also advocates for greater awareness of prostate cancer and more government research funds. PCF advocacy has helped produce a twenty-fold increase in government funding for prostate cancer since 1994. More information about prostate cancer and the PCF can be found at www.pcf.org.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Funeral Arrangements Set For Craig Morgan's Son Jerry

Jerry Michael Hardy Greer is the son of Craig and Karen Greer. He was 19 years old on the day of his going home. Jerry was the smile that instantly lit up any room. He was a superstar without even trying. He was a natural athlete that accomplished what most spend a lifetime attempting to achieve. He was a devoted and dedicated son, brother and friend. He loved his God, his family, his friends and his country more than anything. His passions were football, soccer and the outdoors. He will be greatly missed by everyone who came in contact with him. He will be forever in our thoughts, in our words, and in our hearts. 
Jerry was preceded in death by grandfather William Edward Horn, grandmother Betty Sue Crockett and cousin Brant Keith Kelley.
Jerry is survived by his parents Craig and Karen Greer; his sister Marisa Davis, niece Bailey and nephew Jameson; his sister Alexandra Beaird, her husband Ryan and nephew Cruze; his brother Kyle Greer and his fiancé Chelsea Rogers; and his brother Wyat…

New Flavor Friday from Blue Bell..

From KHOU-TV Houston:  BRENHAM, TX -- Blue Bell Ice Cream is teasing a new flavor on its social media feeds. The Texas-based ice cream company has been slowly reintroducing its flavors to many of the markets it had withdrawn from after last year's fatal Listeria outbreak forced them to completely shut down production for a time. During the shutdown, the company worked with outside experts to control and eliminate potential sources of Listeria inside the Texas and Oklahoma facilities where the outbreak originated. While production of the iconic brand has resumed, not all of the company's flavors that were being produced prior to the plant closings are available. Blue Bell has been taking a measured reintroduction, and now has product available in most states and markets where they were prior to the closings. In this week's social media tease, the company says the new flavor will have fans "dancing in the grocery store aisles." Our newest flavor is a combination o…

They call her..The Bare Naked Bandit..29 yr Old Lee Grace Doherty

ARRESTED now in Colorado...but what a story and week for 2 brothers and their stripper sister!

Text messages and tweets by three fugitive siblings who shot at a police officer and robbed a bank reveal a dangerous mindset and a firm bond between the siblings, "We've certainly seen their mindset when... They shot at a law enforcement officer outside of Tampa Bay, Fla., and when they fired inside that bank in Valdosta, Ga. But these additional texts and tweets have given us additional insight," FBI Special Agent Stephen Emmett told "Good Morning America" today. " We are concerned and feel that they are going to continue and cause problems to say the least for law enforcement." Ryan Dougherty, 21; his sister Lee Grace E. Dougherty, 29; and half-brother Dylan Dougherty Stanley, 26, have been on the lam since Aug. 2 when they shot at a police officer attempting to pull their white Subaru Impreza over for speeding. A few hours later, they robbed a bank in Georg…