Kid Rock will be honored by the Old Newsboys' Goodfellow Fund of Detroit at this year's annual tribute breakfast, organizers announced this morning. The breakfast will be held Sept. 30 at Cobo Center in Detroit.
Rock will be given the Edward H. McNamara Goodfellow of the Year award because of his charitable work through his Kid Rock Foundation. Previous Goodfellow of the Year honorees include Dick Purtan, Dave Bing and Sparky Anderson.
Tickets for the event are $150 or $1,500 for a table of 10, and are available via www.detroitgoodfellows.org. The breakfast is one of the major fundraisers for the group that provides Christmas gifts for disadvantaged children in Detroit, Highland Park, Hamtramck and River Rouge. It also funds summer camps, a dentistry program and Wayne State scholarships. The group hopes to raise $1.3 million this year.
"The Detroit Goodfellows is very excited and proud to be awarding this honor to Kid Rock who shares our commitment to Detroit and its youth," Mike Coakley, president of the Detroit Goodfellows said in a statement. "Having a world-renowned recording artist as a recipient of the Edward H. McNamara Award is a first for our organization and we hope that it will serve to increase awareness about the Detroit Goodfellows among a broader audience."
SOURCE: Adam Graham / Detroit News Pop Music Writer