Lady Antebellum announced on Monday they have began a new non-profit organization that will not only bring awareness to and generate support for children in Tennessee, but also nationally and globally.
The multi-level organization, LadyAID will reach children across the state of Tennessee through grants to Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt and St. Jude's Research Hospital.
“The opportunity to play music on stages all around the world has given us so much happiness,” said Lady Antebellum's Dave Haywood.
He continued, “By establishing LadyAID, we're going to be able to put a new focus on accomplishing an off-stage goal we have as a band, which is to help children in need.”
Band member Charles Kelley added, “We've witnessed firsthand what these organizations are doing to help kids and their families. I've been personally touched by the children's hospital visits we've made around the U.S. over the last few years. We hope that with the help of our fans, we can all combine our energy and resources to help provide some relief to these families.”
LadyAID will be funded by donations and fundraising efforts including the trio's inaugural Ping Pong and Songs event.
The event was inspired by a combination of the band's favorite backstage hobby and their love of songwriting. The event will be held in 2013.