Kershaw Charity Kicks!

Singer Sammy Kershaw kicked off his annual week of benefit activities in his hometown of Kaplan, Louisiana, by raising over $50,000 for his Sammy Kershaw Foundation. The $50 per-plate banquet/celebrity auction was the first of several events Kershaw planned. Among the highlights: attendance tripled from last year with over 300 attendants; auction items brought in over $30,000 with Kershaw’s personal items bringing in over $11,000; and the city of Kaplan surprised him by presenting him with his own street sign, which they erected in front of the foundation’s administrative building. The sign reads: “Welcome to Kaplan, home town of country music artist … Sammy Kershaw.”