NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Comedian Jeff Foxworthy came to Nashville Monday night to help raise money for one of his favorite charities, Rocketown.
Foxworthy was the headliner for the event, which also included a silent auction.
The comedian, who is famous for his “redneck” jokes, is friends with Rocketown founder and contemporary Christian music artist Michael W. Smith and has performed at the annual fundraiser before.
“Out of every charity I’ve done for the last five years, Rocketown is the one I talk about. This is such an innovative and cool thing. It works; it literally changes somebody’s life,” said Foxworthy.
Smith started Rocketown in the 1994 and is proud of what the organization has become
“One kid would be worth the whole thing, but I do think there have been thousands who, you can just talk to them, even some who walk in and you go, whoa, this is a tall order! You know, a lot of baggage, and then you watch them become a staff member and you watch them completely do a 180. It’s pretty phenomenal,” Smith said.
The Rocketown website states its mission to help youth through attraction-based facilities and programs like the Sixth Avenue Skatepark, live music and concert venues, and afterschool academic enrichment and creative arts programs.