Fans Bid to Tour Opry With Chely

Opry supporter Chely Wright has some die-hard fans willing to put their money up for a good cause. In the annual “Make a Difference Day” volunteer campaign sponsored by USA Weekend magazine, Wright auctioned off a trip that includes a personal backstage tour of the Grand Ole Opry House, airfare to Nashville and accommodations. Two fans bid a combined $17,200 for the package, the highest bid in the entire online auction. Proceeds will go to Wright’s Reading, Writing & Rhythm Foundation, which provides musical equipment to public schools.