Brad Paisley is inviting his celebrity friends to compete in an epic dodgeball tournament to raise money for The Store, a new nonprofit free grocery store Brad and his wife Kimberly Williams-Paisley are starting in association with Brad’s alma mater, Belmont University. The eight-team National Dodgeball League (NDL)-officiated tournament will be held from 6-9 p.m. on Thurs., Feb. 20, 2020, in Belmont’s Curb Event Center. In addition to the “epic” live tournament, the evening will feature musical performances from Brad and friends as well as a number of surprises.
Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, December 6. Click here. A limited number of VIP event tickets are available for $250, with general admission tickets available for $50. Event sponsors and celebrity players will be announced in the coming weeks.
The Store, which is in the final stages of a capital campaign to support the building’s construction, is scheduled to begin operations in the first quarter of 2020. The Store will operate as a free-referral based grocery store, allowing people in need to shop with dignity for their basic needs. It aims to empower individuals seeking self-sufficiency. Funds raised from the Celebrity Dodgeball Tournament will be applied to The Store’s annual operating budget.
Located at 2009 12th Ave. South next to Belmont University’s Ministry Center, The Store will also partner with Belmont students and faculty to provide local, low income families support through nutritional and pharmacy education, health screenings, legal aid clinics, mental health counseling and music therapy.