09/20/2010

Downpour In Seattle Doesn't Stop Dierks' Miles & Music For Kids Event

Over 5,000 People And $50,000 Raised For Seattle Childrens Hospital

Dierks Bentley’s “Miles & Music For Kids” event in Seattle on Saturday, Sept. 18, continued despite heavy rains bringing in $50,000 for Seattle Children’s Hospital. “Rainy days aren’t typically when most people are itching to get out the motorcycle for a leisurely afternoon ride,” laughed Bentley. “But...we’ve come to learn over the last few years of putting these rides on that motorcycle riders may look big and bad, but they have a heart of gold, and it would take a lot more than a little rain to deter them. I want to thank all the riders and fans that came out and got soaked with us. We had a blast!” Last year, Bentley joined forces with Nationwide Insurance, CMT ONE COUNTRY and the Children's Miracle Network to expand the successful "Miles & Music for Kids" event to six cities across the country in 2009 and 2010, with all proceeds benefiting Children's Miracle Network hospitals in those areas. Since it began in 2006, "Miles & Music for Kids" has raised over $1.3 million. The 5th Anniversary event will take place in Nashville, on October 17.