Colorado Springs, CO (PRWEB) September 03, 2013
Compassion International music artist and ambassador, Tenth Avenue North, donated more than $100,000 in proceeds from their first celebrity golf tournament to various Christ-centered ministries that promote the Gospel, including Compassion International.
“The guys in Tenth Avenue North never cease to amaze us in the ways they give to children living in poverty,” said Mark Hanlon, senior vice president of Compassion, USA. “Compassion is proud to call them family. The money they raised on Compassion's behalf will go a long way toward helping the children we serve."
The “Tenth Avenue North Classic” was co-hosted by PGA Tour professional, Kevin Streelman, at Brier Creek Country Club in Raleigh, N.C. on Aug. 12. The event brought together featured players such as six-time PGA Tour winner Stewart Cink, two-time PGA Tour winner Scott Stallings, two-time Super Bowl champion Antwan Harris, and NASCAR drivers Blake Koch and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Also participating was five-time GRAMMY Award winner tobyMac as well as members from NeedtoBreathe and Stellar Kart
"I am blown away by the amount of people who came out to support this golf tournament and Compassion International,” said Jason Jamison, Tenth Avenue North. “We set a goal that was only attainable if God moved people to give of their time and money. So I praise God for moving and thank everyone who was willing to give and help us reach that goal. And come on, we had an awesome time!”
The band has partnered with Compassion International since 2008 and plans to host the celebrity golf tournament again next year. Additionally, fans can see the band live on “The Winter Jam 2013 Tour Spectacular” kicking off early November. Visit http://www.jamtour.com for a complete list of tour dates.
About Compassion International
Compassion International is the world’s leading authority in child sponsorship. Compassion revolutionized the fight against global poverty by equipping the Church to develop children out of poverty to become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults. It is the only child sponsorship program to be validated through independent, empirical research. Today, Compassion partners with more than 6,000 Christian churches in 26 countries to release more than 1.4 million babies, children and students from poverty in Jesus’ name. Compassion has been awarded the highest rating for financial stewardship and transparency for 12 consecutive years by Charity Navigator, America’s largest charity evaluator. For more information on the ministry, visit compassion.com or follow on Twitter at @compassion.
About Tenth Avenue North
Tenth Avenue North –comprising members Mike Donehey (lead vocals/acoustic guitar), Jason Jamison (drummer), Jeff Owen (electric guitar/background vocals), Ruben Juarez (bass) and Brendon Shirley (keys) –first impacted the music community as the best-selling and most played new Christian artist of 2008. In 2009, the group scored No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Christian Songs Artist Chart with “By Your Side” and reached No. 3 overall for the decade. The breakthrough song recently achieved digital Gold status, according to the RIAA, signifying 500,000 singles sold. Such acclaim earned Tenth Avenue North the New Artist of the Year title at the Gospel Music Association’s 40th Annual GMA Dove Awards.