Some of your favorite local celebrities will be hitting the books this summer as they prepare to match wits with some of the best and brightest students in Greenville County Public Schools. Michelin and the school district announced today the celebrity contestants who will compete in the Saturday, Aug. 21, 2010 fund-raiser "Are You Smarter Than A Greenville County Schools Fifth Grader?" All of the money raised will go directly to district schools to fund critically needed supplies.
The celebrity contestants, in alphabetical order, are:
Beth Bradley & Bill Ellis, co-hosts of the Ellis & Bradley Morning Show on WSSL radio
Mayor Rick Danner, city of Greer
Gordon Dill, news anchor for News 4, WYFF-TV
Hawk Harrison & Tom Steele, hosts of the Hawk & Tom Morning Show on B93.7 radio
Kimberly Kelly, host of Scene on Seven and co-host of Jack & Kimberly on WSPA-TV
Bill Love & Marne Mason, hosts of Love in the Morning on WMYI radio
Kelly Mac, radio personality on 107.3 JAMZ radio
Mayor Wayne McCall, city of Travelers Rest
Diana Watson, news anchor for FOX Carolina, WHNS-TV
"This is a great round-up of community leaders, television and radio personalities," said Dick Wilkerson, chairman and president of Michelin North America. "Since our announcement last week, we've had offers of support pouring in from community and business leaders county-wide. Everyone recognizes the critical budget situation our public schools are in and many of them are stepping up to lend a hand."
"This excellent roster of adult contestants underscores the exciting event we're planning," said Dr. Phinnize J. Fisher, superintendent of Greenville County Schools. "It's wonderful to see everyone working together to make a difference in our schools."
The fund-raising event will be held at the Carolina First Center on Saturday, Aug. 21. Tickets are $10 for adults; $6 for children 12 and under. Admission includes a hot dog supper and an evening of family fun. Underwritten by Michelin, 100 percent of all funds raised go directly to public schools. Tickets can be purchased online at www.HelpSmartKids.com. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The game begins at 7:00 p.m.
via press release