CBS Atlanta: Jeff Foxworthy looks for laughs to help local charities

Jeff Foxworthy

Remember Jeff Foxworthy’s Backyard Bash event at Buckhead Church we told you about?  It’s tonight! The event will support 8 Atlanta charities, one of which is MedShare. If you’d like to go, but haven’t bought tickets yet, not to worry… they’re still available and can be purchased here.

Need more information? CBS Atlanta posted great information on their site, which we’ve shared with you below:

ATLANTA (CBS ATLANTA) - You probably know him best for his famous “You might be a redneck if…” jokes and as the host of the game show “Are you smarter than a 5th grader?” But Thursday night Atlanta-based comedian Jeff Foxworthy will lend his talents to a night of laughter to raise funds for several local non-profits.

It’s the second year he’s teamed up with an Atlanta mega-church for Jeff Foxworthy’s Backyard Bash. Last year the event raised $150,000 for three community organizations.

This year, the event will be held at Buckhead Church, one of five campuses of North Point Ministries, of which Andy Stanley is the senior pastor. Foxworthy is a long-time supporter of the organization.

The Backyard Bash will include music from several live bands in addition to Foxworthy’s comedy routine. It will be held at Buckhead Church Thursday night at 7:30.

This year, all the proceeds will go to eight local non-profits: Atlanta Mission, Atlanta Community Ministries, Buckhead Christian Ministry, Charis Community Housing, The Furniture Bank of Metro Atlanta, MedShare, Open Hand, and Woodson Elementary School.

Tickets are $50 each. There are still some available and can be purchased online or at the door.

MedShare and Backyard Bash on 11Alive

Earlier this week, we told you about Backyard Bash, an event on September 22nd at Buckhead Church that will benefit eight charities in Atlanta.

11Alive featured Backyard Bash and MedShare during a special part of their morning news, Mugs in the Morning, and we wanted to share the video with you. Click here to view.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.backyardbash2011.org. Tickets are $50 per person.

September 22, 2011
7:30 pm
Buckhead Church
Atlanta, GA

*When purchasing, please note that you heard about the event through MedShare.

Laugh for a good cause!

We all know that laughing is good for the body and soul, but did you know it can be good for your community, too?

Join Jeff Foxworthy on September 22nd for Backyard Bash, a special evening of music, learning and laughing aimed at giving our community a hand up. Times are tough, and there are people in our own backyard who are struggling to find assistance with education, job placement and healthcare. You can help by attending this event whose proceeds will go to benefit eight Atlanta charities, one of which is MedShare.

September 22, 2011
7:30 pm
Buckhead Church
Atlanta, GA

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.backyardbash2011.org. Tickets are $50 per person.

*When purchasing, please note that you heard about the event through MedShare.