The staggering success of iHeartMedia’s nationally syndicated The Bobby Bones Show’s St. Jude Radiothon last week, has sparked Garth Brooks to donate $20 from the sale of every copy sold of his Target exclusive boxed-set The Ultimate Collection until December 25th. Stemming from a light-hearted phone call with Bobby Bones during the charitable broadcast, and upon hearing that the event raised over $1.3 million in just one day, Brooks was inspired by the generosity of the show’s listeners to help raise funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
“Just when I thought the Radiothon couldn’t exceed any more expectations, this happens,” comments Bones. “I half-jokingly suggested that Garth sign up to donate $20 a month during the broadcast, but I never expected him to go above and beyond like this. St Jude is a really important cause for so many people, and it’s very humbling that we’re able to help inspire these acts of kindness.”
“St Jude is a really important cause for so many people, and it’s very humbling that we’re able to help inspire these acts of kindness.”
“After talking with Bobby on the show last week, I was stunned when I heard just how much money the show had raised in one day,” Brooks states. “It really motivated me to get involved and see how I could try and help such an amazing cause. Hats off to Bobby and his team for putting together an inspirational broadcast that is really making a difference to a lot of people’s lives.”
The Ultimate Collection features 121 tracks across ten discs, nine of which are curated like playlists with the tenth being an exclusive copy of Gunslinger. The entire set is priced at $29.99 and is available exclusively through Target.
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