Posted by: larrow on Feb 07, 2013
Longtime Bread & Roses supporter and performer Huey Lewis played a great game of golf during the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am Celebrity Challenge and won $10,000 for Bread & Roses! Huey and his golf partner Jake Owens "rolled in an arching 40-footer on the 18th green on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 to win a 12-man 'chip-off and earned $20,000 for two charities of choice in the biggest moment of the five-hole celebrity tournament at Pebble Beach Golf Links" according to the Monterey Herald.
From left: Charles Kelley, Jake Owen, Huey Lewis and Ray Romano sing "America, the Beautiful" after finishing the $100,000 celebrity charity shoot-out golf match at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am in Pebble Beach, Calif. on Wed, Feb. 6, 2013. (LiPo Ching/Mercury News Staff)
Huey Lewis has been a dedicated supporter of Bread & Roses since the 1970s after performing with his band Clover and our founder the late Mimi Fariña at an early institutional show. One of the world's most successful and beloved performers, he played for Bread & Roses annual benefit concert at Teatro ZinZanni in 2004, as well as supported other fundraisers through the years. He has steadily contributed his winnings from the Pro-Am celebrity golf charity events to our organization since the 80s. He also won over $100,000 for Bread & Roses on the "Who Wants to Be A Millionaire" television show in July, 2001.
Huey Lewis has said that he likes supporting Bread & Roses since we provide what he calls a "twofer." The people we serve in institutional settings are moved and healed by the performers. And the performers also get a boost from the intimacy of playing for isolated audiences who need music most and who they would otherwise rarely have an opportunity to play for. So it works both ways...
Thanks Huey for the many ways you continue to support Bread & Roses!
Huey Lewis at Bread & Roses benefit concert in 2004. Photo by Ken Friedman, Courtesy of Bread & Roses
Post Contributed by Lauren Arrow & Marian Hubler