The members of Grammy-winning trio Lady Antebellum have thrown down the gauntlet. Well, sort of. It's more like they're whipping the air with paddles in anticipation of their first-ever "Ping Pong & Songs" event set for March 23 in Nashville.
The upcoming charity event is a fundraiser for the act's newly announced charity dubbed LadyAid.org and it was inspired by a combination of the band’s favorite backstage hobby -- yep, ping pong -- and their love of songwriting.
In turn, the forthcoming shindig will include a celebrity ping-pong tournament and an in-the-round- style songwriters’ night, both of which will benefit the group’s newly created charitable initiative. Tickets for both portions of the event go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15, via LadyAID.org.
“This is really a dream day for us … getting friends and fans together to play ping pong, play music and raise money for LadyAID,” said trio member Dave Haywood in a Feb. 12 correspondence shared with Examiner.com. “Charles (Kelley) and I, better known as ‘The Dynasty,' will challenge anyone who wants to try and take us at the table! It's going to be a total blast.”
Those who register for the tournament will receive a commemorative player kit and two tickets to the finals, as well as to the concert portion of the event. Individual tournament finals tickets and ticket bundles are also available for purchase.
All proceeds will benefit LadyAID™. For more ticket information or to make a donation, visit LadyAID.org.
Video bonus: To see the award-winning Lady A in action, meaning backstage ping-pong action, please access the video embedded with this post.