On Saturday, October 14th the multi-platinum GRAMMY award-winning Zac Brown Band took the stage at the Southern Ground Amphitheater in Fayetteville, Georgia for the sixth annual Night of Candles benefit show in support of Camp Southern Ground. In a record breaking night, the event helped to raise 1.7 million dollars for Camp Southern Ground.
The evening’s proceeds will help to support the build out of the first residential lodge on Campus. A large portion of the night was made possible by presenting sponsor Wells Fargo who made a generous donation to Camp Southern Ground to help with the construction of the lodge, which in the non-camp season will support military families and veterans, a cause Wells Fargo supports greatly.
“By working together with Zac Brown Band, and Zac’s non-profit passion project Camp Southern Ground, we believe that together we can build a better homecoming for veterans, their families, and the communities we serve,” said Jerry Quinn, Wells Fargo military affairs program manager. “Wells Fargo is proud to support Camp Southern Ground through philanthropy and volunteerism, and we are excited about the groundbreaking for their new lodge that will offer enriching experiences for our veterans.”
Nine weeks out of the year Camp Southern Ground will host campers, and when camp is not in session the state-of-the-art facilities will be used to partner with military and veteran support organizations, like Wells Fargo, who will deliver their programs on the campus.
“Wells Fargo’s support for veterans in transition is aligned with our mission related to serving those who have served and sacrificed to protect our freedoms and keep us safe. We are so grateful for Wells Fargo’s generous donation which will go toward building our first essential residential lodge to house veterans while on campus and military children during our summer camps,” said Camp Southern Ground President and CEO, Mike Dobbs.
Another successful evening for Camp Southern Ground means another step closer to opening the doors of the campus to children and families. Many thanks to the event sponsors and supporters, Atlanta Falcons, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta United FC, PGA TOUR Superstore, Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, and Z. Alexander Brown, Fayetteville Main Street, Chick-fil-A, C & S Film Concierge, 94.9 The Bull, FIJI Water, Anheuser-Busch and Funky Shack. We are so grateful for the generosity of all of our sponsoring organizations for their support of Camp Southern Ground!