Wynonna & The Big Noise to Headline Fifth Annual WBCC


Five-time Grammy Award winner Wynonna will lend her legendary voice to a good cause when she headlines the Fifth Annual Waltrip Brothers Charity Championship in October.

Wynonna and her band, The Big Noise, treat guests to a musical performance in the Oct. 22 Champion’s Dinner, the first event of the two-day Waltrip Brothers Charity Championship in Franklin, Tenn. The fundraiser culminates with the Oct. 23 “no mulligan” golf tournament at Vanderbilt Legends Club and benefits Feed The Children and Motor Racing Outreach (MRO).

“Darrell Waltrip is my friend and neighbor, so when he called to ask me if I would sing at this year’s WBCC Champion’s Dinner, I did not hesitate!” Judd said. “I am thrilled that I can share my gift and be a blessing to him, his family and to the community I love so much.”

The Champion’s Dinner at The Factory opens the fundraiser and includes additional entertainment, as well as a silent and live auction featuring autographed items from a variety of NASCAR drivers, celebrities and sports icons.

On Oct. 23, the “no mulligan” golf tournament wraps the event at the private Vanderbilt Legends Club, one of Tennessee’s finest courses, featuring two championship courses co-designed by Hall of Fame golfer Tom Kite and renowned golf course architect Bob Cupp, as well as a 19-acre, state-of-the-art practice facility.

“I’ve loved Wynonna’s music from the days of The Judds ‘til now,” Darrell Waltrip said. “If I could sing like anybody I’ve ever listened to it, I’d have a sound like hers. Wynonna can back it down to be sweet and sensitive, or she can ‘rock ‘n roll’ it. It’s a huge honor for her to be a part of our tournament and I can’t wait to have a front-row seat.”

Last year’s WBCC was the most successful to-date, raising $380,000 for MRO, Feed The Children and Lipscomb University’s Charlie Daniels Scholarship for Heroes. In a mere four years, WBCC has raised more than $1 million for charity. Several top names from the NASCAR, country music, sports and entertainment worlds annually lend their support through participation and donations of autographed items for auction.

“When Darrell and I begin to put this event together every year, we think we can’t possibly top what we did the previous year, but our friends and supporters always prove us wrong,” Michael Waltrip said.  “Bringing someone of Wynonna’s caliber on board is another testament to this.  There is no doubt she will bring the house down.”

Several participation and support options are offered, including sponsorship opportunities plus Live and Silent auctions. For further information, please visit www.waltripbrothers.com or contact Van Colley at vancolley@waltripbrothers.com.

About Feed The Children:

Founded in 1979, Feed The Children is one of the largest international charities based in the U.S., with the mission of providing hope and resources for those without life’s essentials. Feed The Children is accredited by the BBB Wise Giving Alliance and has a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. Using an integrated approach to defeat hunger, Feed The Children distributed over $344 million in food, essentials and medicine to over 10 million individuals in the United States, and 23 other countries in fiscal year 2013. For more information, visit www.feedthechildren.org.

About Motor Racing Outreach:

Motor Racing Outreach (MRO) is a non-profit organization founded in 1988 by NASCAR drivers and their wives in response to the need for a “church” for the many individuals and families traveling and competing on the NASCAR Sprint Cup and NASCAR Nationwide circuits. Through its work MRO has grown to include various other racing series and numerous local tracks throughout the United States. Working with local churches and other ministry organizations, MRO has become instrumental in facilitating the same type of pastoral care and support to the millions of fans who follow NASCAR. Learn more about Motor Racing Outreach online at www.go2mro.com, on Facebook at facebook.com/motorracingoutreach or on Twitter at @followmro.

About Tucker’s House

Tucker’s House was founded in 2009 to improve the quality of life of Middle Tennessee children with disabilities requiring home modification for accessibility, safety and therapy. Everyday, children born with mild to devastating disabilities or receive devastating injuries due to accidents or illness. Eventually their parents are faced with the fact that they need a home that is modified in order to care for their child properly. This daunting task is necessary not only for the safety of the child but for the parents and caregivers that are repeatedly lifting and transferring, bathing, and doing the activities of daily living with or for their child. These modifications can be costly and take the expertise of someone that understands the nature of their child’s challenges as well how to manage the space they have most effectively to meet their child’s needs. Tucker’s House serves children that are the most physically vulnerable and dependent on their caregivers. The program also serves children that have potential to live life in their home environment more independently if their home were adapted. Tucker’s House is a United Way of Williamson County partner. For more information visit www.tuckershouse.org or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tuckers-House/211394872221670?ref=hl