Tags: Community & Outreach
October 16, 2013CUMMING, Ga. — Jeff Foxworthy, renowned redneck comedian, will be headlining the American Cancer Society's "Redneck Bash" at the Forsyth Conference Center on Oct. 27.
The bash is an event in conjunction with the Ernie Johnson Memorial Golf Tournament, also hosted by the ACA.
"It was the brainchild of the Relay for Life team who did the Ernie Johnson Golf Tournament," said Amy Richardson, senior community manager for the Forsyth branch of the ACA. "They wanted something that non-golfers could participate in, [something] anybody would feel comfortable coming to."
And thus, Jeff Foxworthy entered the picture.
Jeff Foxworthy, perhaps best known for his "You might be a redneck if…" one liners, is the feature of the event, but there are also other aspects to the bash.
Starting off the festivities will be a barbecue buffet, provided by Jim and Nick's BBQ, a local restaurant near the venue.
There will also be silent and live auctions, as well as various raffles.
The speakers for the event, other than Foxworthy, will be Ernie Johnson Jr. and a guest speaker who is a survivor of cancer.
The proceeds from the bash will be going to the ACA, which uses the money it receives to fund various endeavors including cancer research, lodging for cancer patients who travel for treatment, transportation to treatment centers and support programs for patients and survivors.
"We're really excited about it," said Richardson. "It's really taken off in the community. We've not had something quite like this in Forsyth County."
IF YOU GO:
What: Redneck Bash with Jeff Foxworthy to benefit American Cancer Society
Where: Forsyth Conference Center, 7745 Majors Rd., Cumming
When: 6 p.m. Oct. 27
Cost: $80 per ticket, $750 for a table of 10
Information: Visit relayforlife.org/erniejohnsontourney for ticket information.