Gun Barrel City, TX (PRWEB) June 18, 2014
WHAT: The Buddy Bash is named in honor of Buddy Hopkins. The event is in its 6th year and has raised over $55,000 for the American Cancer Society.
The all day family event will feature twelve bands, volleyball, cornhole, bike show, face painting, henna tattoos, a live auction and many other events and activities.
James (The Mouth) Young, the auctioneer said everyone thought of Buddy as “Ghandi.” “It doesn’t matter who you are, eventually cancer will affect someone close to you, and we’ve got to find a cure. We do this in Buddy’s name, but anyone’s lost loved one could fill in the blank.”
Tommy Hyde is coming in as chef during of day for the event. Your BBQ sandwich or plate will be fixed on site and made to order.
Gun Barrel City has donated the use of Tom Finley Park and a ten-dollar donation gets you in for the all day event and a full day of activities and fun. All proceeds will go directly to the American Cancer Society, though the official page for this event.
WHERE: Tom Finley Park on Cedar Creek Lake
3601 West Main Street
Gun Barrel City
WHEN: Saturday June 21st from Noon till 2 a.m.
WHY: “I know it may not be the best way to describe it, but it is a war! If there was ever an enemy that all mankind could rally against, Cancer is it,” said close family friend Randy Harris.
The community is blazing a trail, with his son Eddy Hopkins leading the way and taking on another ally in the American Cancer Society.
According to Buddy’s other son, Jimmy, “Every male Hopkins has passed away from cancer as have the males on my mother’s side of the family, so it’s imperative that we support cancer research anyway we can. We wanted to support this research for finding a cure and to carry on our father’s name and in his memory. Not everyone wants to play golf or walk to raise money for a cause. We want to honor our father as Buddy was one of kind.”
This year is dedicated to Buddy’s Best Friend who died of cancer this past year – Fred Kurlander.
TICKETS: Donations are $10 each for adults and $5 for kids and 100% go to American Cancer Society.
PHOTO OPS: Live Music, Family, Friends,
Or call Eddy for more information or questions: 903-603-4736